Legislative Accomplishments

The following is a list of my legislation that has been approved by the General Assembly and signed into law. This list also includes many initiatives I authored but that were amended into other bills in the Senate or House and ultimately enacted. Often there are opportunities to pass legislation in this way, and while that means I am no longer the prime sponsor, I feel it is more important to have these measures enacted.

Agriculture and Rural Affairs
Banking and Insurance
Business and Labor Relations
Children Issues
Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure
Education
Elderly
Environment
Judiciary
Law Enforcement and Corrections
Liquor Law
Local Government
Public Health and Welfare
State Government
Transportation
Urban Affairs and Housing
Veterans
Honors and Awards
National/International Resolutions Adopted

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS

Greenleaf Bills Enacted

– Act 65 of 2013 – Rabies Vaccine Exemption for Pets for Health Reasons—Exempts dogs and cats from rabies vaccines in cases where it would be detrimental to the health of the animal. (SB 155)

– Act 35 of 2002 – Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Act – Requires all public school districts to implement an IPM Plan by January 1, 2003 in accordance with Department of Agriculture policy. (Senate Bill 705) The pesticide notification provisions originally contained in SB 705 were approved in House Bill 1289 and signed into law as Act 36 of 2002.

– Act 103 of 2001 – Dog & Cat Protection Act – Prohibits the sale of fur, skin or hair of a dog or cat or its use in a product. (Senate Bill 280)

– Act 27 of 1997 – Dog Purchaser Protection Act (Puppy Lemon Law) – Protects consumers who purchase an unhealthy dog at a pet store by requiring a refund, a replacement of the dog or a reimbursement for veterinary fees. (Senate Bill 182)

Other Greenleaf Initiatives Accomplished

– Simulcasting of Greyhound Races Prohibited – Expands the prohibition on greyhound racing to include simulcasting. A person shall not transmit or receive interstate or intrastate simulcasting of greyhound races for monetary remuneration. A court of common pleas may impose a civil penalty of up to $10,000 for a violation of this provision.** (House Bill 67, which was similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, Senate Bill 71, was signed into law as Act 32 of 2011.)

– Greyhound Racing Prohibited – Sen. Greenleaf amended the language from his legislation, SB 93, into HB 832, which makes it a misdemeanor of the first degree for a person to hold, conduct or operate a greyhound race for public exhibition and for monetary remuneration. (Act 36 of 2004)

– Live Animals as Prizes Prohibited – Amended a provision into HB 689, which makes clear that no live animal may be sold in conjunction with the operation of a lottery or contest. (Act 157 of 1998)

– Assessment of Agricultural Easements – Provides the lowest allowable assessment for farmland which is subject to an agricultural conservation easement. ** (A House Bill, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 1377, was signed into law as Act 91 of 1994.)

Resolutions Adopted

– Senate Resolution 13 – Designating January 26, 1999, as Service and Therapy Dog Recognition Day. **Adopted, January 26, 1999.

Honors and Awards

– Received a Proclamation from the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine acknowledging his role in the advancement of veterinary medicine, public health, and animal welfare in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (October 2008)

– Recipient of Pennsylvania Citizens Against Greyhound Racing Award for passage of his legislation protecting greyhounds in Pennsylvania (2004).

– Recipient of the 1997 Pennsylvania Legislative Animal Network (PLAN) “Humane Legislator of the Year” Award.

BANKING AND INSURANCE

Greenleaf Bills Enacted

– Act 207 of 2002 – Credit Union Code amendments – Provides state credit unions parity with national credit unions. (Senate Bill 1222)

– Act 51 of 1998 – Pennsylvania Securities Commission – Increases the salaries of Securities Commission members up to $28,500 for chairman and $26,000 for other commission members. (Senate Bill 429)

– Act 126 of 1990 – Liens – Helps lenders in their ability to collect on defaults (priority liens). (Senate Bill 693)

Other Greenleaf Initiatives Accomplished

– Medical Savings Accounts – An employer or individual may set up a tax-free account for medical expenses. ** (House Bill 1468, a bill similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 1132, was signed into law as Act 179 of 1996.)

– Mother & Newborn Child Health Services – Requires health insurers to provide 48 hour maternity coverage. ** (House Bill 1977, a bill similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 1237, was signed into law as Act 85 of 1996.)

– Credit Unions – Exempts credit unions from the licensing requirements of the Money Transmission Business Licensing Law. ** (House Bill 2536, a bill similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 340, was signed into law as Act 79 of 1996.)

Resolutions Adopted

– Senate Resolution 50 – Special task force to review pending property tax relief legislation. **Adopted, June 30, 1981.

Miscellaneous

Member of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee.

Honors and Awards

– Recipient of the 2003 Pennsylvania Credit Union Association Keystone Award for his work as prime sponsor of legislation that places state charter credit unions on equal footing with federally chartered credit unions.

BUSINESS AND LABOR RELATIONS

Greenleaf Bills Enacted

– Act 67 of 2013—Business Law Amendments—Updates Pennsylvania’s business laws to allow nonprofit corporations to make use of electronic communications technology to provide for notice of meetings, granting of proxies and acting by consent without a meeting.  Also a filing fee schedule is added for the Corporation Bureau’s new expedited filing service.  The bill defines an unincorporated nonprofit association as a “nonprofit association” consisting of two or more members joined for one or more common, nonprofit and lawful purposes. The bill recognizes nonprofit associations as legal entities separate from their members and managers. (SB 304)

– Act 34 of 2001 – Associations Code revisions – Makes various changes to sections of Title 15 relating to corporate transactions and Title 54 relating to fictitious and corporate names. (Senate Bill 215)

Other Greenleaf Initiatives Accomplished

– Act 80 of 2005 – Unemployment Compensation Law: eliminate offset of Social Security – Eliminates the 50 percent offset of Social Security pensions when calculating unemployment compensation benefit payments. This measure was similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 219.

– Act 23 of 2000 – Capital Stock/Franchise: Minimum Tax – Eliminates the minimum capital stock/franchise tax which was $200. This measure was similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB418, which reduced the minimum tax to $50.

Resolutions Adopted

– Senate Resolution 408 – Employee Ownership – Urges the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to promote an employee ownership initiative for the purpose of encouraging business retention and growth in this Commonwealth. **Adopted, October 6, 2014.

– Senate Resolution 278 – Recognizing April 21, 2008, as Youth in Construction Safety Awareness Day in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, April 2, 2008.

– Senate Resolution 257 – Designating the month of April 2006 as Landscape Architecture Month in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, March 29, 2006.

– Senate Resolution 11 – Designating the year 1999 as Landscape Architecture Year in the Commonwealth. ** Adopted, January 25, 1999.

– Senate Resolution 95 – Designating the month of February 1998 as Landscape Architecture Month in the Commonwealth. ** Adopted, November 19, 1997.

Miscellaneous

– Member of the House Labor Relations Committee from 1977 to 1978.

Honors and Awards

– National Federation of Independent Business’ Guardian of Small Business Award for having worked effectively to protect and preserve the future of free enterprise and small business (October 2008).

– The National Federation of Independent Business’ Guardian of Small Business Award (2003) for outstanding voting record on behalf of small business owners in 2001-02 General Assembly.

– Selected Man of the Year by the Willow Grove Chamber of Commerce.

CHILDREN ISSUES

Greenleaf Bills Enacted

– Act 101 of 2010 – Adoption Act amendments – Recognizes voluntary open adoption agreements and streamlining procedures for retrieving adoption records. Also establishes a registry for the receipt, filing and retention of medical and social history information. (SB 1360)

– Act 16 of 2008 – Child Support Enforcement – Updates Pennsylvania’s child support enforcement law to meet the requirements of the Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. (SB 1278)

– Act 43 of 2005 – Child Protective Services Law amendment – Provides for the investigation of suspected child abuse involving children who are residents of Pennsylvania but where the alleged incidents of child abuse occurred in another state. (SB 86)

– Act 87 of 2004 – Child Witness Testimony: Implementing Legislation – Implements the constitutional amendment which was adopted by the voters on November 4, 2003 allowing a child witness to testify via closed circuit television. (SB 979)

– Pamphlet Laws Resolution #1; – Constitutional Amendment child victim/witness testimony – Redoes constitutional amendment to allow children to testify by closed circuit television in criminal cases in response to Commonwealth Court invalidating 1995 referendum. Passed Sessions of 2002 & 2003 and approved by electorate, Nov. 4, 2003. (Senate Bills 211 and 55)

– Act 86 of 2002 – Statute of Limitations (Child Sexual Abuse) – Enables a victim of childhood sexual abuse to bring civil action until 12 years after age 18 (Senate Bill 212).  The measure also extends the criminal statute of limitations for certain sexual offenses up to 12 years after the offense or 12 years after the child turns age 18. (Senate Bill 415)

– Act 14 of 2000 – Sexual exploitation of children – Prohibits the procurement of children for sexual exploitation; a second degree felony. (Senate Bill 383)

– Pamphlet Law Resolution #2; Constitutional amendment – Commonwealth right to jury trial – Gives the state the same right to a jury trial in a criminal case as the accused. (1998; Senate Bill 555). ** (An identical measure was passed in the 1996-97 session. The electorate overwhelmingly approved this measure as a referendum in the Nov. 1998 general election.)

– Act 161 of 1996 – Child Witness legislation – Implements the constitutional amendment which was adopted by the voters on November 7, 1995 allowing a child witness to testify via closed circuit television. (Senate Bill 1322)

– Pamphlet Law Resolution #1; Constitutional amendment child victim/witness testimony – Allows children to testify in court by closed-circuit television. (1995; Special Session Senate Bill 11) ** (An identical measure, SB 218, was passed in 1993-94 session. The electorate overwhelmingly approved this measure as a referendum in the November 1995 general election.)

– Act 10 of 1995 (Special Session) – Definition of Rape: Child Ten or Younger – Eliminates the requirement that force must be used by the perpetrator in order for it to be rape. Instead, intercourse with a child ten years of age or younger by a person 16 years of age or older a crime of rape which is a first-degree felony. (Special Session Senate Bill 2)

– Act 9 of 1991 – Juvenile Detention Protection – Protects alleged dependent and delinquent juveniles in municipal detention from being held with adult detainees and from self- inflicted harm by requiring constant supervision. Places time limits for detaining a juvenile. (Senate Bill 304)

– Act 43 of 1990 – Enhancement of Children’s Trust Fund – Provides increased funding for the Fund by placing a $10 surcharge on divorce complaints rather than divorce decrees. The Fund provides grants for community-based programs and services for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. (Senate Bill 848)

– Act 64 of 1989 – Incest – Makes incest a felony of the second degree. (Part of Abortion Control Act) (Senate Bill 369)

– Act 80 of 1987 – Background Checks – Provides for provisional supervised hiring of child care personnel pending background check; and adds funeral directors to the list of mandated reporters of suspected child abuse. (Senate Bill 140)

– Act 14 of 1986 – Pennsylvania Special Court Consideration for Child Victim and Witness Act – Provides for use of anatomically correct dolls, advises courts to utilize child advocates and permits special considerations by the court in recognition of a child’s size and maturity. Allows for the use of closed circuit television testimony when a child is too traumatized to testify. (Senate Bill 176)

– Act 49 of 1985 – Statute of Limitations on Child Abuse – Extends the period of legal recourse for abused children by extending the statute of limitations in crimes against those under 18. (Senate Bill 183)

– Act 14 of 1985 – Pennsylvania Missing Children’s Act – Requires immediate law enforcement investigation upon receipt of a missing child report and requiring the filing of missing child information into the state computer network. (Senate Bill 184)

Other Greenleaf Initiatives Accomplished

– Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families – Sen. Greenleaf inserted an amendment into House Bill 1603 that would bring Pennsylvania into compliance with the federal Preventing Sex Trafficking & Strengthening Families Act. The language amended Title 23 to require that a county children and youth agency shall report to law enforcement as soon as is practicable but in no event longer than 24 hours after receiving information about a child who:

  • the county agency has reasonable cause to suspect of being at risk of sex trafficking; or
  • the county agency identifies as being a victim of sex trafficking.

The language also requires the county agency to report to law enforcement and to inform the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as soon as is practicable but in no event longer than 24 hours after receiving information about a child who is missing from the child’s residence or is abducted. Law enforcement must enter the information into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. It also amends the Juvenile Act to require that certain matters be considered by the court during permanency hearings for children in out-of-home placement. (Act 94 of 2015)

– Child-care at Courthouses – Allows individual counties to increase the court cost by $5 to pay for the daily operation costs of child drop-in care facilities either on the premises or at a close proximity to the court house. ** (The provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 386, were amended into SB 958, which was signed into law as Act 105 of 2000.)

– Child Restraint Fund – Inserted an amendment into House Bill 963 which removed the cap on the Child Passenger Restraint Fund so that all monies collected from child safety seat violations will go toward buying more child safety seats for a loaner program. (Act 38 of 1999)

– Drug and Alcohol Dependency of minors – Allows parents to commit their drug or alcohol dependent minor child to a treatment facility without the child’s consent. ** (House Bill 679, which was similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, Senate Bill 445, was signed into law as Act 53 of 1997.)

– Child Abuse – Initiated legislation in past sessions (SB 469 of 1991-92 session) that would expand the definition of child abuse to include threatening behavior. In 1994, the Legislature passed House Bill 1001, an overhaul of the Child Protective Services Law, which contained an expanded definition of child abuse. (Act 151 of 1994)

– Missing Children Registration – Initiated legislation that requires local law enforcement to report all missing children to the school district and the Bureau of Vital Records. The schools and Bureau will flag the child’s school records and birth certificate should someone request this information. ** (A similar bill, HB 1665, was signed into law as Act 106 of 1990.)

Resolutions Adopted

– Senate Resolution 150 – Designating July 22, 2007, as Parents’ Day in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, June 29, 2007.

– Senate Resolution 331 – Designating July 23, 2006, as Parents’ Day in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, June 29, 2006.

– Senate Resolution 290 – Recognizing the week of September 27 through October 3, 2004, as Equal Parents’ Week in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, June 29, 2004.

– Senate Resolution 118 – Recognizing the week of September 22 through 28, 2003, as Equal Parents’ Week in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, July 7, 2003.

– Senate Resolution 41 – Designating the week of April 7 through 13, 1991, as Week of the Young Children in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, April 2, 1991.

– Senate Resolution 144 – Urging the creation of a task force on children’s issues. **Adopted, October 1, 1984.

CONSUMER PROTECTION AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

Greenleaf Bills Enacted

– Act 208 of 2012 – Testing Octane levels in gasoline –Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to implement an octane testing program. (Senate Bill 341)

– Act 203 of 2012 – Auto Theft Prevention Enforcement – Expands the current Motor Vehicle Chop Shop Act to assist law enforcement to prosecute the ever evolving crime of auto theft. (Senate Bill 86)

– Act 138 of 2012 – Occupational Therapy Practice Act amendments – The measure contains a number of housekeeping and modernization provisions for the 1982 Occupational Therapy Practice Act. (Senate Bill 1528)

– Act 33 of 2012 – Auto Lemon Law repair service extension – Amends the Automobile Lemon Law to provide a time period extension for manufacturers to complete repairs if the delay in making repairs is due to a catastrophic event. (Senate Bill 1228)

– Act 164 of 2006 – Floral Transaction & Consumer Protection Act – Prohibits floral businesses from misrepresenting their geographic locations in telephone directories. (Senate Bill 198)

– Act 94 of 2001 – Automobile Lemon Law – Expands the Lemon Law to include leased vehicles. (Senate Bill 286)

– Act 81 of 2000 – Cosmetology Law amendment – Permits a licensed cosmetologist to manage a shop located within a special care facility. (Senate Bill 1219)

– Act 27 of 1997 – Dog Purchaser Protection Act (Puppy Lemon Law) – Protects consumers who purchase an unhealthy dog at a pet store by requiring a refund, a replacement of the dog or a reimbursement for veterinary fees. (Senate Bill 182)

– Act 4 of 1996 – Amusement Ride Accidents – Strengthens accident reporting requirements. An accident report must be filed with the state if medical treatment is necessary. Closes a loophole which lead to underreporting of amusement accidents. (Senate Bill 725)

– Act 160 of 1994 – Expanded Function Dental Assistants – Provides for the certification of EFDA’s and permits dentists to delegate functions to staff. (Senate Bill 1752)

– Act 107 of 1992 – Amusement Ride Safety – Establishes an Amusement Ride Safety Board and regulates all bungee jumping events in the Commonwealth. (Senate Bill 515)

– Act 128 of 1990 – Pensions – Protects pensions in bankruptcy proceedings. (Senate Bill 1535)

– Act 69 of 1990 – Timeshare/Campgrounds – Provides licensure and disclosure requirements on timeshare/campground membership industry. This measure was part of a House-Senate package that also requires a 5-day cancellation option for consumers. (Senate Bill 430)

– Act 87 of 1989 – Health Club Consumer Protection Act – Regulates health clubs providing for a cancellation period and requiring bonding on those clubs which do not limit membership to one year with month-by-month payments. (Senate Bill 134)

– Act 152 of 1986 – Jewelry Appraisals – Requires flat rate appraisal fee for jewelry appraisals and prohibits practices of basing appraisal fees on the value the appraiser assigns to an item. (Senate Bill 734)

– Act 151 of 1986 – Bad Checks – Increases damages in civil actions on bad checks. (Senate Bill 408)

– Act 191 of 1984 – Sale and resale of tickets – Regulating sale & resale of tickets to entertainment events. (Senate Bill 457)

– Act 81 of 1984 – Amusement Ride Inspection Act – Establishes an inspection system for amusement rides in Pennsylvania and requires liability insurance on all rides. (Senate Bill 298)

Other Greenleaf Initiatives Accomplished

– Towing and towing storage facility standards – Provides consumer protections to the owner /operator of a motor vehicle in the event that he or she summons a tow truck or if a tow truck operator is directed by a police officer or authorized municipal personnel to the scene of an accident. ** (House Bill 1908, which was similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, Senate Bill 418, was signed into law as Act 110 of 2012.)

– Senate Bill 46 – Rent Increases in Manufactured Housing Communities – Amends the Mobile Home Park Rights Act to provide all residents of a manufactured housing community the ability to seek binding arbitration if they contend the lot rent increase is excessive. ** (A measure, HB 2212, aimed at addressing the same issue of excessive rent increases but through greater disclosure of utility and park fees and lot rent history, was approved by the Legislature and signed into law as Act 80 of 2010.)

– Senate Bill 45 – Landscape ArchitectsAmends the Landscape Architects’ Registration Law to enhance the continuing education requirements as well as remove an obsolete provision. ** (A similar measure, HB 703, was approved by the Legislature and signed into law as Act 24 of 2009.)

– Senate Bill 897 – Occupational Therapy Practice Act amendments – Permits, in part, referrals from a licensed Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNP’s) to an Occupational therapist. ** (A similar measure, HB 1253, was approved by the Legislature and signed into law as Act 48 of 2007.)

– Senate Bill 215 – Telemarketer Registration Act revision: Cell Phones – Extends the benefits of Pennsylvania’s do-not-call list law to wireless telephone subscribers. ** (A similar measure was introduced in the House, House Bill 276, which was approved by the Legislature and signed into law as Act 22 of 2003.)

– Senate Bill 1221 – Unsolicited Fax, E-Mail or Wireless Advertisement Law – Prohibits the unsolicited advertising by FAX machine, e-mail or wireless text. ** (A similar measure was introduced in the House, House Bill 2614, which was approved by the Legislature and signed into law as Act 222 of 2002.)

– Senate Bill 1113 – Cosmetology Law amendment – Amends the Cosmetology Law by removing the requirement for licensed managers in cosmetology shops. ** (An identical measure was introduced in the House, House Bill 2020, which was approved by the Legislature and signed into law as Act 98 of 2002.)

– Senate Bill 416 – Unsolicited Telemarketing Calls – Establishes a statewide residential do-not sales call list that telemarketers are prohibited from calling. ** (An identical measure was introduced in the House, House Bill 1469, which was approved by the Legislature and signed into law as Act 24 of 2002.)

– Senate Bill 744 – Caller ID – Requires all telephone companies to make Caller ID display units available to customers at a reasonable fee. ** (An identical measure, Senate Bill 860,was adopted by the Legislature and signed into law as Act 83 of 1993. Act 83 provides individuals and businesses with the option of a caller ID service.)

– Senate Bill 643 – Chiropractic Students – Ensures that students enrolled at the Pennsylvania College of Straight Chiropractic in Horsham, Pennsylvania, will be able to take state licensing examinations. ** (An identical measure was introduced in the House, House Bill 1416, which was approved by the Legislature and signed into law as Act 63 of 1993.)

– Senate Bill 457 PN 499 – Automobile Lemon Law – Originated first Automobile Lemon Law bill in the Commonwealth. ** (A watered-down House version, House Bill 1405, was passed and signed into law as Act 28 of 1984.)

Miscellaneous

Member of the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee.

EDUCATION

Greenleaf Bills Enacted

– Act 40 of 2014 – Amends the Public School Code by adding participation in an educational tour or trip not sponsored by the school district to the list of acceptable excuses for a child from attending school. (Senate Bill 267)

– Act 35 of 2002 – Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Act – Requires all public school districts to implement an IPM Plan by January 1, 2003 in accordance with Department of Agriculture policy. (Senate Bill 705). The pesticide notification provisions originally contained in SB 705 were approved in House Bill 1289 and signed into law as Act 36 of 2002.

– Act 10A of 2000 – Fox Chase Institute for Cancer Research – Appropriated $860,000 for fiscal year 2000-01. (SB 1374)

– Act 26A of 1998 – Berean Training and Industrial School – Appropriated $1,254,000 for fiscal year 1998-99. (SB 1321)

– Act 24A of 1998 – Drexel University – Appropriated $6,623,000 for fiscal year 1998-99. (SB 1319)

– Act 23A of 1998 – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Appropriated $5,222,000 for fiscal year 1998-99. (SB 1318)

– Act 93 of 1989 – Prohibits use of steroids in scholastic athletics – Provides penalties for use and for dispensing except for valid medical reasons. (Senate Bill 454)

– Act 175 of 1982 – Permits the release of public school children for religious instruction for up to 36 hours per school year. (Senate Bill 706)

Other Greenleaf Initiatives Accomplished

– Truancy Reform – Extensively revises truancy provisions contained in the Public School Code to improve school attendance and deter truancy through a comprehensive approach to consistently identify and address attendance issues as early as possible.  **(HB 1907, a measure containing many of the truancy provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s SB 359, was signed into law as Act 138 of 2016.)

– PHEAA Grants for Online Education – Provides for grants to students pursuing degrees online.  Creates a test program for 5 academic years administered through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). Under the Distance Education Program, eligible students would be able to take more than 50% of their coursework online and be eligible for a state grant.  (HB 1141, an Omnibus Public School Code measure, which included the provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s SB 78 was signed into law as Act 59 of 2013.)

– Bullying in Schools – Requires each school district to develop and implement a policy to reduce bullying (includes cyber bullying) in schools. ** (HB 1067, an Omnibus Public School Code measure, which included the bullying provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 71, was signed into law as Act 61 of 2008.)

– Placement of Twins in the Classroom – Allows parents to request that their twins or higher order multiples be placed in the same or separate classrooms if the children are in the same grade level at the same school. ** (HB 1067, an Omnibus Public School Code measure, which included the classroom placement provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 579, was signed into law as Act 61 of 2008.)

– Basic Education Funding: 3.5% Minimum -The 2006-07 state budget included a basic education funding formula which guaranteed each school district a minimum increase of 3.5%. ** (HB 185, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 1278, which required a 5% minimum increase, was signed into law as Act 114 of 2006.)

– Asthma: Self-administration of inhalers – Allows students to possess and self-administer asthma inhalers while on school property. ** (HB 1113, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 852, was signed into law as Act 187 of 2004.)

– Criminal background checks – Expands the scope of the criminal background check required of prospective school employees. The bill would require a FBI check as well for prospective school employees. ** (A less comprehensive measure, HB 204, but similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 1470, was signed into law as Act 153 of 2002.)

– High School Certificates – Gives local school boards the sole authority to determine whatwill be affixed or denoted on a student’s diploma and transcript (SB 1344). ** (The State Board of Education adopted a rule which maintains the local school board’s authority to determine what, if anything, is affixed on a student’s diploma. (2002))

– Public School Retirees’ Health Insurance Act – Increases health insurance premium assistance for retired school employees from $55 per month to $100 per month. ** (HB 26, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 281 (which raised the assistance to $150 per month), was signed into law as Act 9 of 2001.)

– Fox Chase Institute for Cancer Research – Appropriated $860,000 for fiscal year 2001-02. ** (HB 1186, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 726, was signed into law as Act 8A of 2001.)

– Ban Reinstatement of Certain Teachers – Sen. Greenleaf amended a provision into the Professional Educator Discipline Act, House Bill 2189, which was signed into law as Act 123 of 2000, to prevent the reinstatement of a school employee if the indictment was for a sexual offense involving a minor.

– Fox Chase Institute for Cancer Research – Appropriated $860,000 for fiscal year 1999-00. ** (HB 1000, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB747, was signed into law as Act 35A of 1999.)

– Walking Arm Attachment for School Buses – Requires every school bus to be equipped with a walking arm attachment on the front bumper. ** (HB 433, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 780, was signed into law as Act 151 of 1998.)

– Tuition Assistance for Dependent Children of Deceased Police Officers – Provides free tuition for college to dependent children of firefighters, law enforcement officers and other public safety officers. ** (HB 2024, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 463, was signed into law as Act 129 of 1998.)

– Jefferson Medical College (Tay-Sachs disease) – Appropriated $56,000 for fiscal year 1998-99. ** (HB 2375, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB1334, was signed into law as Act 18A of 1998.)

– St. Christopher’s Hospital – Appropriated $791,000 for fiscal year 1998-99. ** (HB2373, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB1331, was signed into law as Act 16A of 1998.)

– Fox Chase Institute for Cancer Research – Appropriated $860,000 for fiscal year 1998-99. ** (HB 2369, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB1326, was signed into law as Act 12A of 1998.)

– Central Penn Oncology Group (PSU Hershey) – Appropriated $143,000 for fiscal year 1998-99. ** (HB 2368, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB1328, was signed into law as Act 11A of 1998.)

– Temple University – Appropriated over $147 million for fiscal year 1998-99. ** (HB2360, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB1313, was signed into law as Act 8A of 1998.)

– Disruptive Students – Requires the Education Department to establish a grant program to encourage school districts to develop alternative forms of education (i.e. regional facilities) for chronically disruptive students. ** (HB 8, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 785, was signed into law as Act 30 of 1997.)

– Truancy – Increases the fine for truancy to $25 for the first offense and $300 for subsequent offenses.  The issue of truancy was addressed in the 1995-96 special session through Senate Bill 98 which increases the penalty for truancy and imposes additional penalties on the parent or child. ** (SSSB 98, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 786 was signed into law as Act 29 of 1995.)

– Expulsion of Students – Requires a 1-year expulsion for students who bring a weapon to school. However, gives superintendent discretion on a case-by-case basis. ** (The provision regarding 1-year expulsion of a student for bringing a weapon to school contained in Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 627, was passed through House Bill 20, which was signed into law as Act 26 of 1995.)

– Health Insurance Premium Assistance – Extends premium assistance program for retired public school employees who are 65 years old and have 15 years of service. ** (The provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, Senate Bill 674, were amended into a COLA bill, Senate Bill 974, for state and public school employees, which was signed into law as Act 29 of 1994.)

– Frozen Annuity (Retired School Teachers) – Allows a retired public school employee who elects to return to public school service to combine his two periods of service for proposes of calculating his retirement benefits. ** (The provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, Senate Bill 1084, were amended into a COLA bill, Senate Bill 974, for state and public school employees, which was signed into law as Act 29 of 1994).

– Straight Chiropractic College – Reinstates the 5-year grace period so that Pennsylvania College can go through the process of reapplying for accreditation. ** (An identical measure was introduced in the House, House Bill 2568, which was signed into law as Act 62 of 1994.)

– Drug and alcohol education to school children – Initiated legislation in 1989 which would provide state-funded K through 12 drug and alcohol education to school children. ** (Rep. Jarolin took Sen. Greenleaf’s language (SB 1201) and amended it into a bill, HB 1810, which was signed into law as Act 211 of 1990.)

– Sidearm stop signal on school buses – This measure was a key component of Sen. Greenleaf’s school bus safety bill (SB 510) in 1987-88. ** (It was adopted as part of HB 1452, which was signed into law as Act 163 of 1988.)

Resolutions Adopted

—Senate Resolution 451 – Recognizing the week of October 16 through 22, 2016, as National Chemistry Week” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted October 17, 2016.

—Senate Resolution 227 – Recognizing the week of October 18 through 24, 2015, as National Chemistry Week” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted October 21, 2015.

– Senate Resolution 500 – Recognizing the week of October 19 through 25, 2014, as National Chemistry Week” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted October 15, 2014.

– Senate Resolution 295 – Declaring the week of October 20 through 26, 2002, as Chemistry Week in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, October 9, 2002.

– Senate Resolution 129 – Declaring the week of November 4 through 10, 2001, as Chemistry Week in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, October 22, 2001.

– Senate Resolution 223 – Declaring the week of November 5 through 11, 2000, as Chemistry Week in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, October 11, 2000.

– Senate Resolution 222 – Declaring the week November of 1 through 7, 1998, as Chemistry Week in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, September 29, 1998.

– Senate Resolution 88 – Declaring the week of November 2 through 8, 1997, as Chemistry Week in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, October 22, 1997.

Miscellaneous

– Served as a Member of the Senate Education Committee.

Honors and Awards

– Recipient of Mid-Eastern Region PSEA “Friend of Education Award” (April 2006)

– Received “Anti-Bullying” Award from the students of William Tennent High School (2005).

– Recipient of the 2002 Clean Water Fund’s Florence Neilson Award for Environmental Leadership for his sponsorship of the Pesticide Notification Act, legislation regulating the use of pesticides in school buildings and on school grounds.

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Greenleaf Bills Enacted

– Act 169 of 2006 – Advance directives: Joint State Government Commission – Provides for the use of a living will and a health care power of attorney to make health care decisions. Based on recommendations of the Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws. (Senate Bill 628)

– Act 124 of 1996 – Grandparents Custody and Same Sex Marriages – Allows a court to award custody of a child to the child’s grandparents if neither parent is fit to have custody. The bill also outlaws same sex marriages. (Senate Bill 434)

Other Greenleaf Initiatives Accomplished

– Rent Increases in Manufactured Housing CommunitiesSenator Greenleaf’s SB 46 amended the Mobile Home Park Rights Act to provide all residents (especially seniors) of a manufactured housing community the ability to seek binding arbitration if they contend the lot rent increase is excessive. ** (HB 2212, a measure aimed at addressing the same issue of excessive rent increases but through greater disclosure of utility and park fees and lot rent history, was approved by the Legislature and signed into law as Act 80 of 2010.)

– Property Tax/Rent Rebate Expansion – Special Session HB 39 expands the Senior Citizens Rebate and Assistance Act by raising the income limits from $15,000 to $35,000 for homeowners.  Renters who earn $8,000 or below will receive a maximum rebate of $650, up from $500. ** (SSHB 39, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bills, SB 793 & Special Session Senate Bill 16, which would have raised the income eligibility to $30,000 for both homeowners and renters, was signed into law as Special Session Act 1 of 2006.)

– Unemployment Compensation Law: eliminate offset of Social Security – Eliminates the 50 percent offset of Social Security pensions when calculating unemployment compensation benefit payments. ** (HB163, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s proposal, SB 219, was signed into law as Act 80 of 2005.)

– Expansion of PACE & PACENET Program – Raises the income eligibility limit for the PACE and PACENET Program so that more low to moderate income senior citizens may participate in the subsidized prescription drug program. ** (HB888, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s proposal to expand PACENET, SB 47, was signed into law as Act 37 of 2003.)

– Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Assistance Clearinghouse Act – Establishes a patient prescription drug assistance clearinghouse within the Aging Department to help Pennsylvanians obtain free or low cost drugs offered via patience assistance programs sponsored by drug manufacturers. ** (HB888, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s proposal, SB 94, was signed into law as Act 37 of 2003.)

– Trusts – Clarifies the law on the taxation of transfers to certain types of trusts. A “living trust” would not be subject to the 2% reality transfer tax under certain circumstances. ** (House Bill 134, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s proposal, SB 549, was signed into law as Act 7 of 1997.)

– Inheritance Tax Exemption (Widow’s Tax) – Phase out the 6% inheritance tax on transfers between spouses of property which was not jointly owned (SB 232).  Reduce 1% each year till 1998. ** (A similar measure, HB 39, which eliminates the tax effective 1/1/96 was signed into law as Act 21 of 1995.)

Honors and Awards

– The Korean Senior Citizens Service Award

ENVIRONMENT

Greenleaf Bills Enacted

– Act 26 of 2009 – Economic Development Agency Amendment – Protects from environmental liability economic development agencies, including nonprofit corporations which they create and control, during the period of time the agency or nonprofit corporation holds title to property for the purpose of removing contamination from the site and rehabilitating the property for development. (Senate Bill 84)

– Act 153 of 1992 – Sale of land – Authorizes the state to sell, at a reduced price, two tracts of land contiguous to the Wissahickon Valley Association Inc., of Montgomery County. (Senate Bill 1405)

– Act 188 of 1990 – Rails-to-Trails – Authorizes DER to acquire and develop abandoned railroad rights of way for public recreational trails. (Senate Bill 640)

– Act 16 of 1984 – Boating/Water Safety Member – Adding a second boating/water safety member to the Pennsylvania Fish Commission to address boating concerns on State waterways. (Senate Bill 152)

Other Greenleaf Initiatives Accomplished

– Mercury-Free Thermostat Act – Prohibits the sale of mercury thermostats in Pennsylvania and restricts their disposal. A House measure, HB 44, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 830, was signed into law as Act 97 of 2008.

– Lehigh Water Releases – Helped obtain federal funding to relocate a public access road on top of Francis E. Walter Dam as well as worked with the Army Corps of Engineers to help provide for more water releases from the dam to benefit white water rafting and recreation. (July 2005)

– Revamp of Sewage Facilities Act – Offered an amendment to House Bill 2146, which allowed simultaneous consideration of changes to an official sewage plan by private request to DER and of changes to local zoning ordinance. The bill was signed into law as Act 149 of 1994.

– Condemnation of land for recreational purposes – Initiated legislation to amend the Second Class Township Code to allow for condemnation of land for recreational purposes. Offered language as an amendment to HB 1058, which was signed into law as Act 49 of 1991.

– Tohickon Water Releases: Negotiated with DER to release water from the dam at Nockamixon State Park to Tohickon Creek for white water rafting.

Resolutions Adopted

– Senate Resolution 384 – Urging the President and the Congress of the United States to work with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to take all necessary action to ensure that the communities of Horsham, Warminster and Warrington Townships in Montgomery and Bucks Counties have safe drinking water and to direct the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Defense to discover the extent of the contamination problem, provide complete remediation, fully evaluate the health consequences, and provide assistance to residents and military personnel who have been impacted by the water contamination from compounds previously used on military installations. **Adopted, June 8, 2016.

– Senate Resolution 298 – Urging the Congress of the United States to provide for a domestic energy policy that ensures an adequate supply of natural gas. **Adopted, November 16, 2004.

– Senate Resolution 211 – Memorializing Prime Minister of Canada and Canadian Parliament to   stop the slaughter of infant harp seals. **Adopted, November 18, 1980.

Miscellaneous

– Serves as a Member of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.

Honors and Awards

– Honored as the Conservation Legislator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Wildlife Federation (1991).

– Selected by Sierra Club as Legislator most interested in environmental issues.

JUDICIARY

Greenleaf Bills Enacted

– Act 79 of 2016 – Omnibus Title 20 Amendments – Amends Title 20 (Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries) to codify the Charitable Instruments Act of 1971 as a new Chapter 79; make additional changes to the Uniform Trust Act; add Chapter 76 regarding powers of appointment; clarify provisions relating to when and how an estate may form a business entity; clarify when a health care power of attorney is operative; address the release of powers and interests; clarify when a person submits to the jurisdiction of the orphans’ court; and provide a method for determining title to a decedent’s interest in real estate. (Senate Bill 1104)

– Act 5 of 2016 – Expungement of Minor Criminal Records – Amends Title 18 (Crimes Code) and Title 42 (Judicial Code) to allow individuals who have served a sentence for nonviolent third and second degree misdemeanors to petition the court to completely erase their criminal histories from public view. (Senate Bill 166)

– Act 54 of 2015 – Exemptions from Jury Duty – Amends Title 42 (Judicial Code) to expand the exemption from jury duty to persons 75 years of age and older, breastfeeding mothers and judges. (Senate Bill 210)

– Act 138 of 2014 – Juvenile Justice amendments – Amends Title 18 (Crimes Code) and Title 42 (Judicial Code) in order to make various changes to the way juvenile offenders are treated by the juvenile justice system. (Senate Bill 1197)

– Act 20 of 2014 – Deficiency Judgment Act amendments: reenactment – Provides for the reenactment of the “Deficiency Judgment Act” following a judicial declaration of unconstitutionality in the legislative procedure by which that Act was originally enacted. The Deficiency Judgment Act establishes a procedure for a judgment creditor to petition a court to fix the fair market value of real property sold at a sheriff’s sale. (Senate Bill 84)

– Act 204 of 2012 – Juvenile Justice Amendments – Ensures that the least restrictive punishments are used in the sentencing of juveniles; that juveniles charged with a summary offense being tried before a magisterial district judge would receive the same protections they would in juvenile court and streamlines the process of expunging juvenile records.  The measure also addresses the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that mandatory sentencing of juveniles to life without parole is unconstitutional. (Senate Bill 850) **Senator Greenleaf introduced legislation (SB 99) prior to the Supreme Court ruling on the issue of juvenile lifers who were convicted of second degree murder.

– Act 183 of 2012 – Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act- Amends Title 42 (Judicial Code) to enact the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act (UIDDA), applying to any civil action brought in another state or territory for which discovery is sought in Pennsylvania. .  The uniform act replaces in part the Uniform Interstate and International Procedures Act enacted by Pennsylvania in 1976. (Senate Bill 79)

– Act 139 of 2012 – Medical records – Amends Section 6152 of Title 42 (Judicial Code) providing for rates to be charged for copying medical records when a subpoena is served upon a health care provider or a health care facility. The measure removes the requirement to provide the “estimated and actual reasonable expenses” and instead provides that the rate specified in Section 6152 is the rate to be charged when a health care provider or health care facility proceeds with responding to a subpoena. It also updates the schedule of rates to reflect the rates actually in effect for 2012. (Senate Bill 1535)

– Act 122 of 2012 – Criminal Justice Reform Act – This measure provides for comprehensive prison reform which includes initiatives developed through a Justice Reinvestment working group.  The legislation includes expanding eligibility for alternative sentencing programs, establishing county probation program based on Hawaii’s HOPE program, providing for a comprehensive reentry program utilizing community organizations such as faith-based groups, eliminating pre-release programs and redefining community corrections centers and community corrections facilities. (Senate Bill 100)

– Act 85 of 2010 – Probate Code amendments: Joint State Government CommissionThe amendments do the following: 1) relate to Uniform Trust Act; 2) repeal the rule against perpetuities; 3) payment of the Federal estate tax; 4) the Uniform Principal and Income Act; 5) the rules governing the death of a party during a divorce proceeding; and 6) powers of Attorney. (Senate Bill 53)

– Act 33 of 2009 -Prisons and Parole Code: Title 61 CodificationCodifies Title 61, consolidating in one body of law the acts relating to prisons and parole. (Senate Bill 112)

– Act 16 of 2008 – Child support enforcement – Updates Pennsylvania’s child support enforcement law to meet the requirements of the Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. (Senate Bill 1278)

– Act 169 of 2006 – Advance directives: Joint State Government Commission – Provides for the use of a living will and a health care power of attorney to make health care decisions. Based on recommendations of the Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws. (Senate Bill 628)

– Act 109 of 2006 – Collection of Child Support Obligation – Provides, in part, for the interception of workers compensation awards and other insurance payouts if individual is overdue in child support. (Senate Bill 1205)

– Act 100 of 2006 – Interstate Compact Application Fee – Imposes an application fee on offenders who apply to the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole to serve their parole out-of-state through the Interstate Compact for the Supervision of Adult Offenders. (Senate Bill 775)

– Act 98 of 2006 – Uniform Trust Code – Codifies the Pennsylvania Uniform Trust Code as suggested by the Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws. (Senate Bill 660)

– Act 43 of 2005 – Child Protective Services Law amendment – Provides for the investigation of suspected child abuse involving children who are residents of Pennsylvania but where the alleged incidents of child abuse occurred in another state. (Senate Bill 86)

– Act 4 of 2005 – Divorce Code – Makes corrective amendment to 2004 Act No. 175 pertaining to the Divorce Code. (Senate Bill 124)

– Act 214 of 2004 – Court Approval for Name Change – Codifies the procedure that must be used when requesting a court to approve a name change. (Senate Bill 1032)

– Act 207 of 2004 – Magisterial District Judge – Changes the name of “district justices” or “justices of the peace” to “magisterial district judges.”  Recommended by Pennsylvania Supreme Court and Special Court Judges Assoc. (Senate Bill 904)

– Act 175 of 2004 – Divorce Code amendments – Provides comprehensive revisions to the Divorce Code recommended by the Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Domestic Relations Law. (Senate Bill 95)

– Act 152 of 2004 – Deficiency Judgment Act amendment & Megan’s Law amendment – Addresses a problem that occurs when real property collateral securing the same commercial loan is located in more than one Pennsylvania county.  This legislation designates the court in one of the counties as the “deficiency court.” Also, it adds the offense of “institutional sexual assault” to the list of crimes for which an offender must register his whereabouts. (Senate Bill 92; provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, Senate Bill 903, were also amended into it.)

– Act 87 of 2004 – Child Witness Testimony: Implementing Legislation – Implements the constitutional amendment which was adopted by the voters on November 4, 2003 allowing a child witness to testify via closed circuit television. (Senate Bill 979)

– Act 54 of 2004 – Interstate Compact for Juveniles – Establishes a new compact for managing the movement of adjudicated youth, the return of non-adjudicated runaway youth, and the return of youth to states where they were charged with delinquent acts. (Senate Bill 319)

– Pamphlet Laws Resolution #1; Constitutional Amendment child victim/witness testimony – Amends constitution to allow children to testify by closed circuit television in criminal cases in response to the Supreme Court invalidating 1995 referendum. Passed Sessions of 2002 & 2003 and approved by electorate, Nov. 4, 2003. (Senate Bills 211 and 55)

– Act 215 of 2002 – Additional judges and warrantless search of juveniles – Adds two judges to the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas and authorizes juvenile probation officers to conduct warrantless searches of person and property of juveniles under supervision of probation officers. (Senate Bills 1452 and 224)

– Act 127 of 2002 – Compensation of multi-county investigating grand jury – Amends the Judicial Code to enact recommendations contained in Investigating Grand Jury Report #1 like increased fee, per diem meal expenses and travel allowance. (Senate Bill 138)

– Act 109 of 2002 – Post-Conviction DNA testing – Permits an inmate to request that a DNA test be performed on evidence to show innocence. (Senate Bill 589)

– Act 86 of 2002 – Statute of Limitations (Child Sexual Abuse) – Enables a victim of childhood sexual abuse to bring civil action until 12 years after age 18. (Senate Bill 212)  The measure also extends the criminal statute of limitations for certain sexual offenses up to 12 years after the offense or 12 years after the child turns age 18. (Senate Bill 415)

– Act 56 of 2002 – Interstate Compact: Supervision of Probationers and Parolees – Repeals the current outdated compact with a modern version and a national governing commission which deals with movement of parolees between states. (Senate Bill 391)

– Act 50 of 2002 – Pennsylvania Uniform Principal and Income Act – Makes numerous revisions to the Probate Code based on recommendations of the Joint State Government Commission’ Advisory Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws. (Senate Bill 1014)

– Act 113 of 2000 – Good Samaritan – Provides civil immunity to a “Good Samaritan” who comes to the aid of a victim of a violent crime. (Senate Bill 844)

– Act 84 of 2000 – Admissibility of Out-of-Court Statements – Permits child victim/or witness to testify out-of-court and be admissible as evidence in civil proceedings. (Senate Bill 1299)

– Act 59 of 2000 – Standby Guardianship Act amendment – Amends the Standby Guardianship Law to clarify that the legal custodian of child may designate a standby guardian for that child. (Senate Bill 1275)

– Act 63 of 2000 – Theft of Identity & Ignition Interlock System – Makes it a crime to assume someone else’s identity and provides for restitution. Also, a provision was added to implement a federal requirement for an ignition interlock system for drunk drivers. ** (Senate Bill 849; a signed into law as Act 21 of 2000)

– Act 18 of 2000 – Megan’s law revisions – Strengthens existing law which requires sex offenders to register when returning to community. (Senate Bill 380)

– Act 14 of 2000 – Sexual exploitation of children – Prohibits the procurement of children for sexual exploitation; a second degree felony. (Senate Bill 383)

– Act 39 of 1999 – General Powers of Attorney and Misc. Probate Code amendments – Provides greater protection against misuse of powers of attorney; based on recommendations of the Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws. (Senate Bill 173)

– Act 28 of 1999 – Prudent Investor Rule – Require fiduciaries investing to comply with the prudent investor rule; based on recommendations of the Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws. (Senate Bill 174)

– Act 144 of 1998 – Deficiency Judgment Act amendments – Provides that value of property acquired by the lender at the execution sale be applied first to non-recourse portion of the loan. (Senate Bill 1262)

– Act 143 of 1998 – Interstate Transfer of Parolees & Transmission of Records to Parole Board – Establishes stricter standards for accepting parolees into Pennsylvania from other states.  Also, it requires certain records to be transmitted from county courts to state parole board. ** (SB 1239; provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 1516, were also amended into it. NOTE: Rep. Gannon’s bill, HB 2258, contains the other part of interstate parole legislation.)

– Act 141 of 1998 – Limitations on Trustee Powers & Probate Code Miscellaneous Amendments – Imposes limits on the exercise of trustee powers. Also, makes various changes to Probate Code as recommended by Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws. ** (SB 1205; Provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 1359, was also amended into it.)

– Act 103 of 1998 – Standby Guardianship Act – Provides for a legal procedure for a terminally ill patient to designate a trusted relative to standby and be available to act as a child’s guardian. (Senate Bill 1051)

– Act 84 of 1998 – Prison Litigation Reform & Collection of Court Costs – Limits inmate law suits, requires inmates to pay filing fees when possible, authorizes the dismissal of frivolous law suits, and limits the available remedies for prison conditions litigation. Also, permits counties to contract out to collect court costs and fines. (SB 640; provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 959, were also amended into it.)

– Act 67 of 1998 – Audio-Video Arraignments – Permits a defendant to be arraigned by two-way electronic audio-visual communication. (Senate Bill 770)

– Act 35 of 1998 – Model Expedited Eviction of Drug Traffickers Act amendment – Gives the Court of Common Pleas jurisdiction over cases where an individual is being evicted due to drug-related offenses. (Senate Bill 769)

– Act 3 of 1998 – Fingerprinting Juveniles – Requires a child found to be delinquent to have their fingerprints and photographs taken. (Senate Bill 641)

– Pamphlet Law Resolution #2; Constitutional amendment – Commonwealth right to jury trial – Gives the state the same right to a jury trial in a criminal case as the accused. (1998; Senate Bill 555). ** (An identical measure was passed in the 1996-97 session. The electorate overwhelmingly approved this measure as a referendum in the Nov. 1998 general election.)

– Act 32 of 1997 – Judicial Computer Project – Provides for the second phase of automating the courts. This bill increases court filing fees to automate the court of common pleas. ** (Partially addressed through HB 86 which was similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s proposal, SB 778.)

– Act 2 of 1997 – Additional Judges – Provides for additional judges for several of the county courts of common pleas. (Senate Bill 178)

– Act 161 of 1996 – Child Witness legislation – Implements the constitutional amendment which was adopted by the voters on November 7, 1995 allowing a child witness to testify via closed circuit television. (Senate Bill 1322)

– Act 136 of 1996 – Charitable Instrument Act Revisions – Permits revisions to charitable trusts if needed to ensure compliance with Federal tax laws; based on recommendations of the Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws. (Senate Bill 598)

– Act 104 of 1996 – Limitations of Time, Adoption: one case one judge and Judicial Computer Project – Further clarifies the statute of limitations for fraud to conform to a recent State Supreme Court decision. Permits a judge who adjudicated a child dependent jurisdiction to also hear proceedings relating to that child on termination of parental rights and adoption and provides additional funding for the judicial computer project. Also includes enhanced penalties for unauthorized practice of law. (Senate Bill 1374)

– Act 77 of 1996 – Mental Capacity to Stand trial – Establishes preponderance of the evidence as the burden of evidence in determining incompetency to stand trial. (Senate Bill 1566)

– Act 20 of 1996 – Divorce and Custody Mediation – Offers an alternative to adversarial proceedings and provides an opportunity for mutual resolution of divorce and custody matters. Allows county court to establish mediation program and provides source of funding. (Senate Bill 432)

– Act 3 of 1996 – Confidential Mediation Communications – Creates a privilege for mediation communications and documents. Also requires the prothonotary to list all judgment over $1,000. (Senate Bill 619)

– Act 32 of 1995 – Post Conviction Hearing Act amendment – Limits the number of appeals (one appeal within one year) which may be taken by a convicted criminal offender under the Post Conviction Relief Act. ** (Special Session SB 81)

– Act 24 of 1995 – Megan’s Law: Registration of Sex Offenders – (Senate Bill 225 and Special Session Senate Bill 7) Requires sex offenders to register with the State Police when released into the community; requires public notification; life imprisonment for second time sex offenders; and designates certain offenders as sexually violent predators. ** (Special Session Senate Bill 7)

– Act 10 of 1995 – Definition of Rape: No Means No – Eliminates the requirement that force must be used by the perpetrator in order for it to be rape. Instead, rape conviction will turn on whether there was consent. (Special Session Senate Bill 2)

– Pamphlet Law Resolution #1; Constitutional amendment child victim/witness testimony – Allows children to testify in court by closed-circuit television. (1995; Special Session Senate Bill 11) ** (An identical measure, SB 218, was passed in 1993-94 session. The electorate overwhelmingly approved this measure as a referendum in the November 1995 general election.)

– Act 164 of 1994 – Psychologists – Permits psychologists to provide testimony about a persons’ drug dependency. (Senate Bill 1836)

– Act 159 of 1994 – Pre-Parole Drug Screening Tests – Requires that in order to be released on parole, an inmate must have a negative drug test within 45 days of his release. (Senate Bill 1688)

– Act 102 of 1994 – Probate Code amendments and Organ Donor – Clarifies various provisions in the Probate Code; based on recommendations of the Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws. Also contains language to help facilitate the donation of vital organs. (Senate Bill 1662)

– Act 152 of 1992 – Probate Code amendments – Updates the Probate Code (i.e., streamlined provisions relating to advertisement of accounts, clarifies the court’s jurisdiction to appoint temporary guardians); based on recommendations of the Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws. (Senate Bill 1118)

– Act 13 of 1988 – Divorce Code – Reduces the divorce waiting period from 3 to 2 years and provides an updated Divorce Code to conform to case law handed down since passage of original act in 1980. (Senate Bill 409)

– Act 301 of 1978 – Traffic Courts – Provides for optional Traffic Courts in smaller cities and setting standards for delivery of subpoenas in criminal proceedings by certified mail. (House Bill 1863)

– Act 53 of 1978 – Codification – Allows for medial testimony by deposition; became vehicle for codification of the Judicial Code. (House Bill 825)

Other Greenleaf Initiatives Accomplished

– Judges’ retirement age: constitutional amendment – Amends the PA Constitution to provide for an increase in the mandatory retirement age for justices, judges and justices of the peace, from 70 years to 75 years. ** (HB 90, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 207, was approved as Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 1 of 2015. An identical constitutional amendment was approved last session (2013-14) via HB 79 as Pamphlet Laws Resolution No. 3. The amendment now goes before the voters for approval via a referendum in the spring of 2016. If the voters approve the change, the legislation (HB 89) which statutorily enables the revision, Act 62 of 2015, would take effect.)

– Powers of attorney (Vine case) – Makes changes to the statutory provisions relating to powers of attorney that are primarily financial in nature, including the provision relating to immunity provided to third parties who act on reliance of a power of attorney. **(HB 1429, a measure similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 620, was signed into law as Act 95 of 2014.)

– Judges’ retirement age: constitutional amendment – Amends the PA Constitution to provide for an increase in the mandatory retirement age for justices, judges and justices of the peace, from 70 years to 75 years. ** (HB 79, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 85, was approved as Pamphlet Laws Resolution #3 on October 22, 2013. Must pass a second time before amendment goes before voters for approval.)

Cyberbullying by MinorsAdds a criminal offense of transmission of sexually explicit images by a minor.  This issue was addressed through a bill, HB 815, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 850, which was signed into law as Act 198 of 2012.)

– Human Trafficking – Requires designated “establishments” to post at least one sign, in various languages, with the National Human Trafficking Resources Center Hotline number; and notice that victims of human trafficking are protected under federal and state law. It also provides for a civil penalty for failure to post the sign. This issue was addressed through a bill, HB 235, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 1587, which was signed into law as Act 197 of 2012.

– Funding for PLAN (Legal Services) – Sunset for Access to Justice Act was extend to 2017 under HB 1026 which was signed into law as Act 79 of 2012. Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 1455, would have eliminated the sunset provision.

– Sexual offender registration (Megan’s Law) amendments – Re-writes Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law in order to address certain court cases. **(SB 1183 addressed the issues contained in Sen. Greenleaf’s Senate Bill 42 and was signed into law as Act 111 of 2011).

– Judicial system fundingProvides funding for judicial system and legal aid services. **(HB 1067, a measure similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 1035, was signed into law as Act 49 of 2009.)

– Expungement of Criminal Records – Amends the Criminal History Record Information Act to permit the expungement of certain criminal conviction data. ** (HB 1543, which partially addresses this issue and is similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 232, was signed into law as Act 134 of 2008).

– Juvenile Justice amendment – Protects young people from self-incrimination when they undergo screening or assessment within the juvenile justice system. ** (A measure, HB 1511, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 1269, was signed into law as Act 109 of 2008.)

– Additional Judges – Provides for additional judges for several of the county courts of common pleas. ** (The additional judges language, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 861, was inserted into HB 301, which was signed into law as Act 98 of 2008.)

– Minor Judiciary Education Board amendments – Brings the independent Minor Judiciary Education Board under the umbrella of the Unified Judicial System. ** (Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 1153, was inserted into HB 301, which was signed into law as Act 98 of 2008.)

– Court-ordered release of terminally or seriously ill inmates – Establishes a more comprehensive procedure by which the inmate or the inmate’s designee, or the Department of Corrections or county correctional institution, may petition a court for a medical release.  Recommended by the Advisory Committee on Geriatric and Seriously Ill Inmates. ** (This issue was addressed through a bill, HB 7, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 630, which was signed into law as Act 84 of 2008.)

– Prison Population Reduction Act – Provides for prison population reduction by granting certain nonviolent offenders a merit time allowance and presumptive release at the discretion of the Department of Corrections. ** (This issue was addressed through several bills, HB 4 and HB 6, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 862, which were signed into law as Act 81 and Act 83 of 2008.)

– State Intermediate Punishment Program Expansion – Establishes a procedure by which the Corrections Department may identify an offender, upon intake and evaluation, as someone who would have been otherwise eligible for and benefited from the state intermediate punishment    program, an intensive drug treatment program. ** (This issue was addressed through a bill, HB 4, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 1027, that was signed into law as Act 81 of 2008.)

– Senior Judges Operational Support Grants – Extends the sunset date for the senior judge operational support grant program to June 30, 2012. ** (SB 116, which contained Sen. Greenleaf’s senior judge operational support grant language, SB 365, was signed into law as Act 37 of 2007.)

– Mandatory Reporting: Grand Jury report recommendation – Adds a section to the Crimes Code defining the offense of failing to report serious violent or sexual crimes against children (within 72 hours) and provides penalties for the offense. ** (HB 1054, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 1026, was signed into law as Act 179 of 2006.)

– Constructive Notice – Requires that a document must be both recorded and indexed properly with the Recorder of Deeds Office in order to provide constructive notice. ** (HB 2425, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 1153, was signed into law as Act 86 of 2006.)

– Access to Justice Sunset Extension – Extends the sunset date on the Access Justice Act from 2007 to November 1, 2012.  One year prior to expiration, the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee shall conduct a performance audit, for submission to the General Assembly, to determine whether there is a continued need for the financial support provided under the Access to Justice Act. **(HB 1746, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 772, was signed into law as Act 81 of 2006.)

– Indecent Assault: Grand Jury report recommendation – Expands the definition of the offense of indecent assault and further delineates the penalties for the offense. ** (HB 1400, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 1016, was signed into law as Act 76 of 2005.)

– Custody Law amendments – Includes the Uniform Child Custody and Enforcement Act in the child custody law (SB 275). ** (HB 2083, the uniform act, was signed into law as Act 39 of 2004.)

– Note-taking by Jurors – Allows members of the jury to take notes during the trial. Both civil and criminal trials (SB 97). ** (The Pennsylvania Supreme Court adopted rules for note-taking by jurors for civil and criminal trials.)

– Anti-Terrorism Act – Provides for new criminal offense for terrorism, expands the wire tap laws when investigating terrorism, creates a civil action for victims, eliminates red tape for estates of persons presumed dead in 911and builds a memorial for victims of 911. ** (A less comprehensive version, SB 1109, of Sen. Greenleaf’s legislation (Senate Bill 1000) was signed into law as Act 82 of 2002.)

– Elections: Judicial Gag Rule Repealed – A constitutional amendment eliminating the “gag rule” so judicial candidates may speak on political and legal issues during their campaigns. ** (The U.S. Supreme Court in 2002 nullified a similar “gag rule” in Minnesota.) (SB 228 of the 2001-02 session)

– Reinstatement of Medical Tort Reform Law – A resolution urging the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reinstate certain provisions of Act 135 of 1996 that provide medical malpractice tort reform. ** (HR 385, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s resolution, SR 43, was adopted on December 12, 2001.)

– Child-care at Courthouses & Additional Judges – Allows individual counties to increase the court cost by $5 to pay for the daily operation costs of child drop-in care facilities either on the premises or at a close proximity to the court house.  Also provided for nearly 20 additional judges for several of the county courts of common pleas. ** (The provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s bills, SB 386 and 643, were amended into SB 958, which was signed into law as Act 105 of 2000.)

– County Intermediate Punishment – Amends the current County Intermediate Punishment Act to update the Act and to expand the programs in each county. ** (Sen. Greenleaf offered language from his bill, SB 835, as an amendment to HB 28, which was signed into law as Act 41 of 2000.)

– Capital Case Defense Funding – Secured funding ($614,000 line item) in the 2000-01 state budget for capital case defense services. (Act 21A of 2000)

– Indecent Assault involving Corrections Employees – Restores a provision of a law that was eliminated under Special Session Act 10 of 1995, that permitted the Corrections Department to prosecute corrections employees when they engaged in consensual sexual relations with inmates. ** (Sen. Greenleaf offered language from his bill, SB 833, as an amendment to HB 689, which was signed into law as Act 157 of 1998.)

– Habitual Offenders – Toughens penalties for habitual offenders who continue to drive. ** (The provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 1387, were amended into HB 433, which was signed into law as Act 151 of 1998.)

– Alimony Pendente Lite – Prohibits a person who is subject to protection from abuse order from being awarded alimony during the divorce litigation. ** (The provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 1027, were amended into SB 1087, which was signed into law as Act 36 of 1998.)

– Medical Records – Waives any cost incurred for reproducing medical records if it serves the purpose of supporting a claim or appeal under the Social Security Act or any state or federal program based on financial need. ** (HB 1048, which was similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 839, was signed into law as Act 26 of 1998.)

– Bankruptcy Exemptions – Exempts a bankruptcy estate for contributions made by a debtor to his retirement fund. ** (The provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, Senate Bill 898, were amended into House Bill 1048, which was signed into law as Act 26 of 1998.)

– Uniform Transfer on Death Security Registration Act – Permits owners of securities, including stocks and bonds, to name a beneficiary to whom the securities would pass without the cost of probate. ** (HB 299, which was identical to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 785, was signed into law as Act 168 of 1996.)

– Chairman’s Report: Prison Overcrowding & Alternative Sentencing – As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Greenleaf held hearings on the issue of overcrowding and issued a report in July of 1996 on how to improve the prison system in Pa.

– Investigation into the Parole of Robert Mudman Simon. – Senator Greenleaf, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released a Report in February of 1996, which made a number of legislative and administrative recommendations to improve the parole of violent criminals.

– High Risk Dangerous Offenders; Three Strikes – Requires the PA Sentencing Commission to set up guidelines to identify high risk dangerous offenders and provides maximum sentences for individuals who fit these guidelines. ** (A similar bill, Special Session HB 93, which included Sen. Greenleaf’s three strikes proposal, was signed into law as Act 21 of 1995.)

– Psychiatric Examination of Violent Offenders – Requires that an individual convicted of a violent crime must go through a psychiatric exam. If exam shows individual is violent in nature, this will be taken into consideration during sentencing. ** (The contents of this bill are found in the three strikes bill, Special Session HB 93, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB1134, which was signed into law as Act 21 of 1995.)

– “Son of Sam” Law – Strengthens Pennsylvania’s law which requires a person convicted of a felony crime to turn over to the state any profits he received from describing his crime in a book. ** (Special Session HB 18, which was amended by Sen. Greenleaf to resemble his bill (SB 588 & SS SB 71), was signed into law as Act 12 of 1995.)

– Juvenile Justice Amendments – Clarifies provisions relating to the jurisdiction and venue of    courts over delinquent acts committed by juveniles. ** (Special Session HB 31, similar to Sen.    Greenleaf’s bill, SB 629, was signed into law as Act 9 of 1995.)

– Crime Victim Notification – Provides for victim notification when the offender is released from a county jail. ** (Special Session SB 14, which is identical to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 229, was signed into law as Act 2 of 1995.)

– Legal Services Funding – The 1994-95 state budget eliminated funding for legal aid services. Sen. Greenleaf spearheaded an effort to restore state funds for legal services by sponsoring legislation (Senate Bill 1848) that would have supplemented the 1994-95 budget by making an appropriations of $2.5 million to the Welfare Department for legal services. Sen. Greenleaf also offered this bill as an amendment to a Sunny Day Fund measure but it was voted down as not germane to the bill under consideration.  Sen. Greenleaf reintroduced SB 1848 as SB 628 in the 1995-96 session. Funding for legal services was eventually restored in the 1995-96 state budget.

– Extension of Wiretap Law – Initiated legislation, SB 1767, to extend the Wiretap Law from 1994 to 1999. ** (An identical measure, HB 3067, was signed into law as Act 148 of 1994.)

– Served as Chairman of Senate Impeachment Committee during 1994 impeachment trial of former Pa. Supreme Court Justice Rolf Larsen.

– Capital Representation Resource Center Act – Establishes a resource center for attorneys handling capital (death penalty) cases.  A nonprofit organization, the center will train attorneys and track capital cases through the various stages of the judicial system (SB 1000 of 1993-94 session). ** (The Resource Center was established through a legislative grant and other sources -1993-94.)

– Judicial Discipline (Constitutional Amendment) – Revises the state’s system of judicial conduct review and discipline. Sets up a two tiered system, including an investigation division (the Judicial Conduct Board) and an adjudicative branch (the Court of Judicial Discipline).  Introduced a constitutional amendment in 1992 that passed the Legislature as Joint Resolution #1 (Senate Bill 1000). The Legislature approved HB 1, an identical resolution in 1993 and the voters overwhelmingly (82%) approved a referendum to implement the changes.

Resolutions Introduced

– Senate Resolution 34 – Violent crime studyDirecting the Joint State Government Commission to study the issue of violent crime, to establish an advisory committee to review proposals that address the issue of violent crime and to report to the Senate with its findings and recommendations. (Senate Judiciary Committee)

– Senate Resolution 342 – Death penalty study – Directs the Joint State Government Commission to establish a bipartisan task force and an advisory committee to conduct a study of capital punishment in this Commonwealth and to report their findings and recommendations to the General Assembly. (Senate Judiciary Committee)

Resolutions Adopted

– Senate Resolution 371 – Designating the week of May 23 through 27, 2016, as Juror Appreciation Week in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, May 16, 2016.

– Senate Resolution 304 – Juvenile Act Study – Directing the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee to conduct a study of the Juvenile Act and related issues. **Adopted, April 29, 2014.

– Senate Resolution 231 – Designating October 17, 2013, as Conflict Resolution Day in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, October 15, 2013.

– Senate Resolution 6 – Advisory Committee on Violence Prevention – Directs the Joint State Government Commission to study the issue of violence prevention, to establish an advisory committee to conduct a thorough and comprehensive analysis of the underlying causes of violent crime. **Adopted January 29, 2013.

– Senate Resolution 344 – Designating October 18, 2012, as Conflict Resolution Day in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, October September 24, 2012.

– Senate Resolution 6 – Death penalty study – Directs the Joint State Government Commission to establish a bipartisan task force and an advisory committee to conduct a study of capital punishment in this Commonwealth and to report their findings and recommendations to the General Assembly. **Adopted December 14, 2011.

– Senate Resolution 366 – Commonwealth Court 40th Anniversary – Congratulates the Commonwealth Court on its 40th anniversary. **Adopted June 23, 2010.

– Senate Resolution 344 – Philadelphia criminal justice study – Directs the Joint State Government Commission to establish a criminal justice advisory committee to study the issues raised by The Philadelphia Inquirer and any other relevant issues regarding the criminal justice system in Philadelphia to develop solutions for problems that are identified and to make a report to the Senate with recommendations. **Adopted June 15, 2010.

– Senate Resolution 253 – Human trafficking study – Directs the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee to study the problem of human trafficking and to make a report to the Senate on the issue of human trafficking, including a proposed State plan for the prevention of human trafficking and any recommendations for changes in State law, policies and procedures. **Adopted April 20, 2010.

– Senate Resolution 52 – Children of incarcerated parents studyDirects the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee to study the effects of parental incarceration on the children of incarcerated parents. **Adopted June 8, 2009.

– Senate Resolution 381 – Criminal Justice: Wrongful Convictions Study – Directs the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee to study the underlying causes of wrongful convictions and to make findings and recommendations to reduce the possibility that in the future innocent persons will be wrongfully convicted. (SB 1069) **Adopted, November 21, 2006.

– Senate Resolution 160 – Alternative Dispute Resolution Study – Directs the Joint State Government Commission to establish a bipartisan task force with an advisory committee to conduct a comprehensive review of the current status of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services. **Adopted, February 7, 2006.

– Senate Resolution 220 – Expressing opposition to amendments of March 12, 2004, to the rules implementing the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision.  **Adopted, June 22, 2004.

– Senate Resolution 244 – Tax Force/Advisory Committee: Real Property Law – Directing the Joint State Government Commission to establish a bipartisan legislative task force with an advisory committee to complete the codification of Pennsylvania’s law on real property and, on a continuing basis, to review and update real property law. **Adopted, November 26, 2002.

– Senate Resolution 149 – Prison Population Study – Directing the Joint State Government Commission to establish a bipartisan legislative task force with an advisory committee to study and make recommendations regarding geriatric, seriously ill and lifer populations in Pennsylvania correctional institutions. **Adopted, September 25, 2002.

– Senate Resolution 108 – Designating the week of December 15 through 21, 1997, as Juror Appreciation Week in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, December 10, 1997.

– Senate Resolution 66 – Commending Joint State Government Commission Task Force and Advisory Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws for their contributions to the General Assembly for the past fifty years. **Adopted, September 20, 1995.

– Senate Resolution 163 – Removing Justice Rolf Larsen from office and disqualifying him from holding any public office. **Adopted, October 4, 1994.

– Senate Resolution 112 – Commending the Joint State Government Commission Task Force and Advisory Committee on Descendents’ Estates Laws for their contribution to General Assembly for 40 years. **Adopted, December 3, 1985.

Miscellaneous

– Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

– Appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States Circuit Court of Appeals to serve on the Death Penalty Task Force resulting in the introduction of legislation to establish a resource center for attorneys handling capital (death penalty) cases.

– Appointed by Governor Casey to serve on the Judicial Reform Commission. Participated in development of recommendations to improve the process of judicial selection and review.

– Appointed to serve on the task force for computerization of court system in the state.

– Appointed to serve on the Commission for Justice Initiatives (Pa. Bar Association).

– Appointed to serve on the Task Force on Student Loan Forgiveness and Repayment Assistance (Pa Bar Association).

– Served as a Steering Committee Member in the federally sponsored project “Crime Victims and Corrections: Implementing the agenda for the 1990’s”.

– Chairman of the Joint State Government Commission’s Task Force on Decedents’ Estates Laws; Task Force on Domestic Relations Law; Task Force on Adoption Law, Task Force on Alternative Dispute Resolution Services and Task Force on Real Property Law.

– Served on House Judiciary Committee as well as the Subcommittee on Crime and Corrections in 1977-78.

Honors and Awards

– Recipient of Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s William E. Zeiter Award for his ongoing efforts to complete the consolidation of Pennsylvania’s statutory laws. (September 2008)

– 2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award, The University of Toledo Law School Alumni Association

– Recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Special Recognition Award for bringing mediation and alternative dispute resolution to the citizens of Pennsylvania. (June 8, 2006)

– Recipient of 2005 Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape Leadership Award for legislation protecting victims of sexual violence.

– Recipient of 2004 Keystone State Railroad Association Award for passage of House Bill 1117, the Railroad Trespass Bill.

– The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws recognized Sen. Greenleaf for the Uniform Trade Secrets Act in Pennsylvania (Act 14 of 2004).

– Recipient of the 2003 Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA of Bucks County) Award for child advocacy for his work for child witness electronic testimony.

– Recipient of the 2002 Milton O. Moss Award from the Montgomery Bar Foundation for funding for legal aid services to the indigent, the Access to Justice Act

– Recipient of Pennsylvania Legal Services Award for the Access to Justice Act (2002).

– Recipient of the 2002 Mattie Muir Award for strong and successful advocacy of victims’ rights and victims’ services.

– The Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association 1992 annual award in recognition of “efforts and resolve in protecting the rights of Pennsylvanians under civil law”.

LAW ENFORCEMENT & CORRECTIONS

Greenleaf Bills Enacted

– Act 105 of 2014 – Human Trafficking – Amends Title 18 (Crimes Code) and Title 42 (Judicial Code) to revise the law regarding human trafficking. Represents a comprehensive revision of the criminal and civil law relating to human trafficking and its victims. Incorporates recommendations from a Joint State Government Commission report on the issue. (Senate Bill 75)

– Act 25 of 2014 – Sexual Violence Victim Protection Orders – Allows a court to issue protection orders to victims of sexual violence or intimidation. This bill is largely modeled after the Protection From Abuse Act. (Senate Bill 681)

– Act 95 of 2010 – Prison Overcrowding, Sanctions for Parole Violators, Risk Assessment in Sentencing and Prison Oversight Boards – The bill authorizes the parole board to grant parole to an inmate whose only requirement for parole is completion of programming and provides for a graduated sanctioning system for parole violators. The measure also directs the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing to develop an empirically based risk assessment instrument to identify offenders with the lowest risk to public safety. In addition, it removes second class A counties from the provisions of Chapter 17, Subchapter B, of the Prisons and Parole Code, relating to the composition and powers and duties of prison boards. (Senate Bill 1161; provisions of Senator Greenleaf’s bills, Senate Bills 1145, 1238, and 1275, were also amended into it.)

– Act 41 of 2007 – Prison Escape (use of force) – Amends the Crimes Code to authorize a correctional officer to use whatever force is necessary to defend himself or another from bodily harm during the pursuit of the escaped person.  (Senate Bill 623)

– Act 152 of 2004 – Deficiency Judgment Act amendment & Megan’s Law amendment – Addresses a problem that occurs when real property collateral securing the same commercial loan is located in more than one Pennsylvania county.  This legislation designates the court in one of the counties as the “deficiency court.” Also, it adds the offense of “institutional sexual assault” to the list of crimes for which an offender must register his whereabouts. (Senate Bill 92; provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, Senate Bill 903, were also amended into it.)

– Act 112 of 2004 – State Intermediate Punishment Act – Creates an intermediate punishment program within the Department of Corrections s for nonviolent criminal offenders who are addicted to drugs. (Senate Bill 217)

– Act 19 of 1998 – Wiretap Amendments & Assault by Prisoner – Changes current law to permit roving surveillance and allow legally intercepted communications to be used in criminal trials. Also, a sentence imposed on an inmate for assaulting a prison employee must be served consecutively to the current sentence rather than concurrently. (Senate Bill 635; provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s wiretap bill, Senate Bill 901, were amended into it.)

– Act 164 of 1996 – Parole Legislation – Amends the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole law by rewriting the legislative purpose section, increasing board membership from 5 to 9, and filing of applications for parole. (Senate Bill 1667)

– Act 40 of 1996 – Prison Medical Services Act – Authorizes the Corrections Department to charge fees to inmates for certain medical services. (Senate Bill 856)

– Act 27 of 1995 – Baseball Bats – Provides that the use of a baseball bat, with the intent to commit a crime, would be considered an instrument of crime. The bill, as passed, was amended to provide for penalties for cruelty to dogs and cats and further provides for aggravated assault for certain public officials (i.e. judges). (Senate Bills 729, 584 & 962)

– Act 132 of 1992 – Private Detectives – Amends the Private Detective Act of 1953 to provide for renewal of a private detective’s license for a period up to five years. (Senate Bill 1688)

– Act 117 of 1992 – Probation Officers – Authorizes probation officers to arrest persons who violate the provisions of a sentence of intermediate punishment. (Senate Bill 1487)

– Act 25 of 1992 – Philadelphia Municipal Court – Reenacts certain provisions relating to the Philadelphia Municipal Court – jurisdiction over public nuisance cases, increasing the amount needed for compulsory arbitration from $20,000 to $50,000. (Senate Bill 40)

— Act 1 of 1992 – Probation Officers – Provides immunity to adult probation officers providing services to probationers. (Senate Bill 303)

– Act 9 of 1991 – Juveniles – Protects alleged dependent and delinquent juveniles in municipal detention from being held with adult detainees and from self-inflicted harm by requiring constant supervision. Places time limits for detaining juveniles. (Senate Bill 304)

– Act 193 of 1990 – County Intermediate Punishment – Provides for Intermediate Punishment for county prisoners by providing grant incentives to counties utilizing programs of work release, home monitoring, drug and alcohol rehabilitation as alternatives to incarceration.  (Senate Bill 718)

– Act 145 of 1990 – Lethal Injection – Replaces use of electric chair with lethal injection for the death penalty. (Senate Bill 637)

– Act 179 of 1988 – Death Penalty – Provides that if a death penalty sentence is vacated on a technicality, the penalty will not automatically become a life sentence but could be subject to death sentence on retrial. (Senate Bill 1304)

– Act 26 of 1988 – Sentencing Guidelines – Expedites the readoption of the Sentencing Guidelines approved by the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing. (Senate Bill 1130)

– Act 151 of 1986 – Bad checks – Increases damages in civil actions on bad checks. (Senate Bill 408)

– Act 41 of 1986 – Sentencing Commission – Reestablishes the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing under the Sunset Act. (Senate Bill 1343)

– Act 40 of 1986 – Pennsylvania Crime Commission – Clarifies procedures of commission relating to dissemination of materials, confidentiality of information and trained use of firearms. (Senate Bill 1342)

– Act 77 of 1985 – District Attorneys – Permits counties of all sizes to determine if they want to provide a full-time District Attorney. (Senate Bill 704)

– Pamphlet Law Resolution #2; Constitutional Amendment on Suppressed Voluntary Confessions – Amends state constitution to provide that suppressed voluntary confessions are admissible if defendant chooses to take the stand to contradict prior confession suppressed on a technicality. (1984; Senate Bill 299) ** (An identical measure, SB 496, was passed in 1981-82 session. The electorate approved this measure as a referendum in the November 1984 general election.)

– Act 2 of 1984 – Deputy Sheriffs – Provides for education and training of Deputy Sheriffs. (Senate Bill 403)

– Act 114 of 1981 – Quotas on tickets – Prohibits quotas on citations and tickets issued by officers of local police, State Police, Game Commission and Fish Commission. (Senate Bill 276)

Other Greenleaf Initiatives Accomplished

– Expiration of Wiretap Act – Extends the sunset date of the Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act from Dec. 31, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2018. ** (HB 1356, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s proposal, SB 867, was signed into law as Act 102 of 2013.)

– Wiretap exemption for police recording devices – Amends the Wiretap and Electronic Surveillance Act to permit audio recording on school buses and vehicles; and to extend the use of audio/video by police officers. ** (SB 57, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s proposal, SB 1168, was signed into law as Act 9 of 2014.)

– Straw purchases of firearms – Amends the Crimes Code, Title 18 of the Pennsylvania  Consolidated Statutes to strengthen the provisions prohibiting the straw purchase of a firearm. ** (HB 1845, with the same purpose as Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 701, partially addresses this issue, and was signed into law as Act 131 of 2008.)

– Tuition Assistance for Dependent Children of Deceased Police Officers – Provides free tuition for college to dependent children of firefighters, law enforcement officers and other public safety officers. ** (HB 2024, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s proposal, SB 463, was signed into law as Act 129 of 1998.)

– Merging the Crime Victims Compensation Board with PCCD – Administratively moves the Crime Victims Compensation Board to the Commission on Crime and Delinquency and creates the Bureau of Victim Services. ** (Special Session HB 126, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s special session bill, SS SB 104, was signed into law as Act 27 of 1995.)

– Attempted Murder – Making an attempt to commit murder of the first degree a felony of first degree; 20 years with a mandatory 5 years if a gun is used. ** (Special Session SB 16, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 630, was signed into law as Act 3 of 1995.)

– Youth Development Center – Investigation and report which resulted in administrative changes in the juvenile justice system.  Recommended private placements of eligible juvenile offenders and more secure facilities for high-risk juveniles. (1992)

– Drunk Driving – Initiated legislation which allows police to wait up to 3 hours between stopping a motorist for drunk driving before administering a blood alcohol level test.  The bill supersedes a recent state supreme court decision which invalidated a case where the police officers waited over an hour to give a test. ** (Offered language as amendment to House Bill 355, which was signed into law as Act 174 of 1992.)

– Camp Hill Riots Investigation – Report on reasons behind riots and recommendations for administrative changes. (1990)

– Missing Children Registration – Initiated legislation that requires local law enforcement to report all missing children to the school district and the Bureau of Vital Records. The schools and Bureau will flag the child’s school records and birth certificate should someone request this information (recovery mechanism). ** (A similar bill, HB 1665, was signed into law as Act 106 of 1990.)

– Mandatory Minimum Sentence-Trafficking Drugs – Offered an amendment that was incorporated into HB 668 which became law (Act 31 of 1988). The type of drug and the amount of drug determines the mandatory sentence (i.e. 5 grams of amphetamine = mandatory sentence of 2.5 years on first conviction).

– Wiretap Law – Sen. Greenleaf’s legislation, SB 1101, to bring the state wiretap statute into line with federal law was adopted as an amendment to SB 797. The provisions provide protection for electronic surveillance of modern telecommunications (e.g. computer terminals). This will give law enforcement a fighting chance against communications technology employed by organized crime. **(SB 797 was signed into law as Act 115 of 1988.)

Resolutions Adopted

– Senate Resolution 407 – Juvenile Detention Centers Week – Declaring October 26 through November 1, 2008 as “Juvenile Detention Centers Week” in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, October 7, 2008.

– Senate Resolution 198 – Juvenile Detention Centers Week – Declaring October 21 through 27, 2007 as “Juvenile Detention Centers Week” in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, October 16, 2007.

– Senate Resolution 381 – Criminal Justice: Wrongful Convictions Study – Directing the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee to study the underlying causes of wrongful convictions and to make findings and recommendations to reduce the possibility that in the future innocent persons will be wrongfully convicted. (SB 1069) **Adopted, November 21, 2006.

– Senate Resolution 13 – Parole Board Accreditation – Congratulating the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole for receiving re-accreditation from the American Correctional Association (ACA). **Adopted, February 1, 2005.

– Senate Resolution 82 – Police Officers Memorial Day – Designating May 15, 1994, as Police Officers Memorial Day and the week of May 15 as Police Week. **Adopted, April 26, 1994.

– Senate Resolution 122 – Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Month – Designating the month of February as Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Month. **Adopted, February 10, 1998.

– Senate Resolution 203 – Nazi War Crimes – Memorializing President and Congress to urge the German Federal Republic to abolish or extend statute of limitations relating to Nazi war crimes. **Adopted, May 8, 1979.

Miscellaneous

– 1977 to 1978 served on House Judiciary Committee as well as the Subcommittee on Crime and Corrections.

– Former Vice Chairman of Senate Law and Justice Committee.

– Served on the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing.

– Former Assistant Public Defender for Bucks County.

– Former Assistant District Attorney for Montgomery County.

– Former Chief of Appeals Division for Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.

– A guest lecturer and participant in panel discussions at Pennsylvania Bar Association meetings, the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trail Judges on several occasions.

– In a Penn State Ph.D. Dissertation entitled “Correctional Policy in the Political Arena: A case study of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections in Transition,” Sen. Greenleaf was ranked as the most influential lawmaker in correctional policy-making among a list of 22 elected state lawmakers.

– Appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania State Council Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision (Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole).

– Served as Chairman of the Joint State Government Commission’s Task Force on Geriatric and Seriously Ill Inmates.

Honors and Awards

– Recipient of 2004 Lois Williamson Memorial Award from PA CURE, a criminal justice advocacy organization focused on inmate issues, for Sen. Greenleaf’s work on inmate issues and for his willingness to listen to the concerns of inmate families.

– The Deputy Sheriffs Association Distinguished Public Service Award.

LIQUOR LAW 

Greenleaf Bills Enacted

– Act 24 of 1982 – Allows liquor licensees with Sunday sales permits to conduct business on election day. (Senate Bill 484)

Other Greenleaf Initiatives Accomplished

– Expanded Wine Sales and Liquor Reform – Permits restaurants and hotels to sell up to 4 bottles of wine for off-premise consumption and provides for direct shipment of wine (up to 36 cases per year) to a consumer’s home. In addition, it makes a number of reforms (i.e., removing Sunday Sales limitations on state store openings and hours of operations, offering customer service (loyalty) programs) to the liquor store system aimed at increasing customer convenience. **(A number of features of Sen. Greenleaf’s Wine/Beer/Liquor Reform Proposal, SB 651, were accomplished in HB 1690, which was signed into law as Act 39 of 2016.) 

– Safe Ride Home App. – Since 2008, Sen. Greenleaf proposed legislation to have the PA Liquor Control Board (PLCB) establish a statewide or pilot Safe Ride Home Program which provides safe transportation home for an intoxicated patron. In Jan. 2015, Sen. Greenleaf urged the PLCB to create a mobile application (app), similar to what the U.S. Dept. of Transportation developed (SaferRide) for Android and Apple devices which enables users to contact a taxi or sober friend to get a ride home and avoid getting behind the wheel as a drunk driver. ** (In October 2015, the PLCB administratively agreed to market and promote the SaferRide mobile app which Sen. Greenleaf had been pushing.)

– Trade Show Centers – Sen. Greenleaf supported amendatory language contained in House Bill 2105 which, in part, revised the definition of public venue in order to allow a convention center or trade show center with 60,000 square feet and no permanent seating to obtain a public venue liquor license. ** (HB 2105 was signed into law as Act 239 of 2004.)

– Election Day Liquor Sales – Permits the sale of alcoholic beverages on Election Day by hotels and restaurants. ** (The provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 1306, were amended into a Senate Liquor Code bill, Senate Bill 1531, which was signed into law as Act 141 of 2000.)

– Liquor Law Reforms – Sponsored at least ten pieces of legislation to reform the State liquor system which were included in the LCB Sunset Law, HB 1000, which was signed into law as Act 14 of 1987.

  1. a) shift of enforcement from the LCB to the State Police.
    b) prohibiting gifts and reporting of gifts offered to LCB employees.
    c) increased penalties for liquor code violations.
    d) permit citizens to act to enjoin a nuisance bar without going through county district attorney.
    e) revocation of licenses for tax delinquency.
    f) stiffer penalties for involvement of licensed premises in crimes relating to prostitution and drugs.
    g) review of tax liabilities prior to license renewal.

– As Chairman of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, held extensive hearings on the Liquor Control Board during 1982-83.  As a result of the hearings, published a report entitled “P.L.C.B. A System on the Rocks,” which recommended changes in licensing & enforcement.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT 

Greenleaf Bills Enacted

– Act 36 of 2010 – Horsham Township Project 70 – Authorizes the release of Project 70 restrictions on certain land owned by Horsham Township in return for the imposition of Project 70 restrictions on other land to be acquired by the township. (Senate Bill 1246)

– Act 88 of 2008 – Amateur Radio Antennas – Places restrictions on municipal regulation of amateur radio service communications. A municipality may not regulate antennas below 65 feet. (Senate Bill 884)

– Act 28 of 2002 – Municipal Officers (boroughs) – Permits a member of borough council to vote on an issue despite the fact that they have expressed an opinion on that issue. (Senate Bill 220)

– Act 22 of 2002 – Municipal Officers (first class township) – Permits a member of the board of commissioners to vote on an issue despite the fact they have expressed an opinion on that issue. (Senate Bill 218)

– Act 21 of 2002 – Municipal Officers (second class townships) – Permits a member of the board of supervisors to vote on an issue despite the fact they have expressed an opinion on that issue. (Senate Bill 219)

– Act 104 of 2000 – Tax Collector Continuing Education Act & Installment Payment of Local Taxes – Establishes a continuing education program for qualified tax collectors.  The measure also permits the payment of local property taxes on an installment plan. (Senate Bill 769)

– Act 165 of 1996 – Landscape Architects – Amends the Municipalities Planning Code to allow subdivision and land development plans to be prepared in accordance with both the Professional Engineers Registration Law and the Landscape Architects Registration Law. (Senate Bill 1197)

– Acts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of 1988 – Uniform Parcel Identifying System – Authorizes counties to establish a uniform parcel identifier system within the office of the Recorder of Deeds or Commissioner of Records to facilitate property transfers and tax assessments and provide for an efficient land record system. (Senate Bills 131, 132, 133 and 134)

– Act 114 of 1981 – Quotas on tickets – Prohibits quotas on citations and tickets issued by officers of local police, State Police, Game Commission and Fish Commission. (Senate Bill 276)

Other Greenleaf Initiatives Accomplished

– Upper Dublin Township: Project 70 Land SwapAuthorizes the release of Project 70 restrictions on two parcels of land owned by Upper Dublin and convey that land in exchange for other land with Project 70 restrictions (land for parks and recreational use). ** (HB 486, a measure similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 222, was signed into law as Act 2 of 2005.)

– County Pension Plans – Reduces the vesting period for county employees from 8 years to 5 years and permits the county to establish a new class of county contributions to enhance employees’ pensions. ** (HB 545, a bill similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 454, was signed into law as Act 43 of 2003.)

– Police Lodge Convention – Authorizes boroughs to provide police officers with paid leave so they may attend FOP or similar lodge meetings. ** (The provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 783, were amended into HB1155, which was signed into law as Act 34 of 2000.)

– Second Class Township: Criminal Enforcement of Ordinance – Allows criminal enforcement for a violation of a building, housing, property maintenance, health, fire or public safety code or ordinance and for water, air and noise pollution violations. Other violations will be civil violations. ** (The provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 1576, were amended into HB 685, which was signed into law as Act 172 of 1996.)

Honors and Awards

– Recipient of the “Legislator of the Year” award from the Pennsylvania State Tax Collectors’ Association for his sponsorship of legislation in support of tax collectors (2002).

PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE 

Greenleaf Bills Enacted

– Act 83 of 2014 – Lyme Disease Surveillance, Education, Prevention & Treatment Act – Directs the Department of Health (DOH) to establish a task force that will investigate and make recommendations to the department regarding the education, prevention and treatment of Lyme disease and related tick-borne diseases. (Senate Bill 177)

– Act 27 of 2008 – Clean Indoor Air Act: no smoking in public and work places – Provides for a statewide policy prohibiting smoking in public places and workplaces. (Senate Bill 246)

– Act 169 of 2006 – Advance directives: Joint State Government Commission – Provides for the use of a living will and a health care power of attorney to make health care decisions.  Based on recommendations of the Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws (Senate Bill 628)

– Act 89 of 1994 – DES Public Information & Education – Requires the Health Department to establish a public and professional education and information program to identify and diagnose individuals who were exposed to a drug, Diethylstilbestrol, commonly known as DES, while pregnant or prenatal. (Senate Bill 1396)

Other Greenleaf Initiatives Accomplished

– Prohibition of Sale of Electronic Cigarettes to Minors – On May 5, 2016, the US Food & Drug Administration announced the passage of new regulations that would classify electronic cigarettes as tobacco products and make them illegal to sell to minors. This action at the federal level made Sen. Greenleaf’s bill (SB 751) banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors unnecessary.

– Infant Botulism Education Program – Requires the Health Department to establish a public information and education program on infant botulism. In March 2004 the Health Department  committed to develop an infant botulism fact sheet and increase awareness among health care  professionals of the causes, symptoms, and treatment of the condition. (Senate Bill 1033)

– Smoking Cessation Program-MA – In 2001, DPW administratively authorized MA reimbursement for smoking cessation treatments and services. This was similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s legislative proposal. (Senate Bill 1143)

– Mental Retardation Waiting List – In 1999, DPW created a Waiting List Work Group, which developed a long-term plan to reduce the waiting list for MR services. This was similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s legislative proposal (Senate Bill 593).  Also, supported Gov. Ridge’s proposed funding in FY 2000-01 ($50 million) budget to reduce/eliminate the waiting list for MR services. (Act 21A of 2000)

– Funding for DES Public Information & Education – Helped to secure funding ($250,000) in the Department of Health’s budget for fiscal year 2000-01 to fully implement the provisions of Act 89 of 1994, which Sen. Greenleaf sponsored, to promote education and public awareness of DES. (Act 21A of 2000)

– Certification/Regulation of Utilization Review Act – Requires each utilization review organization to be certified and regulated by the Insurance Department. ** (SB 91, which contains, in part, language similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 854, was signed into law as Act 68 of 1998.)

– Medical Savings Accounts – An employer or individual may set up a tax-free account for medical expenses. ** (House Bill 1468, a bill similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 1132, was signed into law as Act 179 of 1996.)

– Mother & Newborn Child Health Services – Requires health insurers to provide 48 hour maternity coverage. ** (House Bill 1977, a bill similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 1237, was signed into law as Act 85 of 1996.)

Resolutions Adopted

– Senate Resolution 452 – Recognizing October 21, 2016, as Biomedical Research Day in Pennsylvania. **Adopted October 17, 2016.

– Senate Resolution 342 – Designating the month of May 2016 as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 13, 2016.

– Senate Resolution 338 – Designating the month of May 2016 as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 12, 2016.

– Senate Resolution 210 – Recognizing October 21, 2015, as Biomedical Research Day in Pennsylvania. **Adopted October 13, 2015.

– Senate Resolution 98 – Designating the month of May 2015 as Phenylketonuria Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, May 4, 2015.

– Senate Resolution 83 – Designating the month of May 2015 as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 20, 2015.

– Senate Resolution 82 – Designating the month of May 2015 as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 20, 2015.

– Senate Resolution 38 – Designating the month of March 2015 as “Brain Injury Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, March 2, 2015.

– Senate Resolution 499 – Recognizing October 21, 2014, as Biomedical Research Day in Pennsylvania. **Adopted October 15, 2014.

– Senate Resolution 370 – Designating the month of May 2014 as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 30, 2014.

– Senate Resolution 369 – Designating the month of May 2014 as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 30, 2014.

– Senate Resolution 309 – Designating the month of March 2014 as “Brain Injury Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, March 10, 2014.

– Senate Resolution 232 – Recognizing October 21, 2013, as Biomedical Research Day in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, October 15, 2013.

– Senate Resolution 126 – Designating May 12 through 18, 2013, as “National Nursing Home Week” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, May 7, 2013.

– Senate Resolution 115 – Designating the month of May 2013 as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, May, 1, 2013.

– Senate Resolution 114 – Designating the month of May 2013 as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, May 1, 2013.

**Senate Resolution 269 – Brain Injury Awareness Month needs to be separated out from Senate Resolution 294 – Lyme Disease Awareness Month.

**Senate Resolution 96 – Lyme Disease Awareness Month and Senate Resolution 53 Brain Injury Awareness Month both need to be separated out from Senate Resolution 97 – Crohn’s Disease.

– Senate Resolution 383 – Recognizing October 21, 2012, as Biomedical Research Day in Pennsylvania.   **Adopted October 15, 2012.

– Senate Resolution 294 – Designating the month of May 2012 as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 30, 2012. — Senate Resolution 269 – Designating the month of March 2012 as “Brain Injury Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, March 14, 2012.

– Senate Resolution 232 – Recognizing December 4, 2011, as “Pallister-Killian Syndrome Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, November 16, 2011.

– Senate Resolution 223 – Designating the month of November 2011 as Lung Cancer Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, October 31, 2011.

– Senate Resolution 215 – Recognizing October 21, 2011, as Biomedical Research Day in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, October 19, 2011.

– Senate Resolution 144 – Designating the month of September 2011 as “Women in Pain Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, June 15, 2011.

– Senate Resolution 97 – Designating the month of May 2011 as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 27, 2011. — Senate Resolution 96 – Designating the month of May 2011 as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 27, 2011. — Senate Resolution 53 – Designating the month of March 2011 as “Brain Injury Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, March 2, 2011.

– Senate resolution 426 – Recognizing October 21, 2010, as Biomedical Research Day in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, October 13, 2010.

– Senate Resolution 409 – Designating the month of October 2010 as “Medicine Abuse Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, September 29, 2010.

– Senate Resolution 372 – Designating the month of September 2010 as “Women in Pain Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted June 30, 2010.

– Senate Resolution 319 – Designating the month of May 2010 as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 21, 2010.

– Senate Resolution 318 – Designating the month of May 2010 as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 21, 2010.

– Senate Resolution 311 – Designating the month of April 2010 as Hemophilia Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 20, 2010.

– Senate Resolution 195 – Recognizing October 21, 2009, as Biomedical Research Day in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, October 6, 2009.

– Senate Resolution 144 – Designating the month of September 2009 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, June 30, 2009.

– Senate Resolution 106 – Designating the month of May 2009 as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 29, 2009.

– Senate Resolution 66 – Designating the month of April 2009 as Hemophilia Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, March 31, 2009.

– Senate Resolution 410 – Recognizing the Community Partners Center for Health and Human Services as the first nonprofit center in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, October 7, 2008.

– Senate Resolution 409 – Recognizing October 21, 2008, as Biomedical Research Day in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, October 7, 2008.

– Senate Resolution 351 – Designating the month of September 2008 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, June 25, 2008.

– Senate Resolution 325 – Designating the month of May 2008 as Hemophilia Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, May 7, 2008.

– Senate Resolution 310 – Designating the month of May 2008 as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, April 30, 2008.

– Senate Resolution 194 – Directing the Joint State Government Commission to establish a legislative task force with an advisory committee of experts to review, update and codify Pennsylvania’s public health law. ** Adopted January 16, 2008.

– Senate Resolution 199 – Recognizing October 21, 2007, as Biomedical Research Day in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, October 16, 2007.

– Senate Resolution 135 – Directing the Joint State Government Commission to establish a task force and advisory committee to study the distribution and use of methadone and make a report to the Senate on its findings regarding the drug. ** Adopted, July 2, 2007.

– Senate Resolution 145 – Designating the month of September 2007 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, June 28, 2007.

– Senate Resolution 104 – Designating the month of May 2007 as Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted April 30, 2007.

– Senate Resolution 81 – Designating the month of April 2007 as Hemophilia Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, April 16, 2007.

– Senate Resolution 330 – Designating the month of September 2006 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, June 29, 2006.

– Senate Resolution 163 – Designating the month of September 2005 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, September 19, 2005.

– Senate Resolution 96 – Designating May 2005 as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month in Pennsylvania and urging the President and Congress to enact legislation to provide additional funding for research. **Adopted, April 20, 2005

– Senate Resolution 86 – Designating May 2005 as Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 19, 2005.

– Senate Resolution 321 – Commemorating, on December 1, 2004, the 10th anniversary of the enactment of Act 102 of 1994 relating to anatomical gifts. **Adopted, November 9, 2004.

– Senate Resolution 291 – Designating the month of September 2004 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, June 29, 2004.

– Senate Resolution 181 – Designating November 24, 2003, as Infant Botulism Awareness Day in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, November 11, 2003.

– Senate Resolution 136 – Designating the month of September 2003 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, September 9, 2003

– Senate Resolution 115 – Recognizing the week of August 3 through 9, 2003, as Spinal Muscular Atrophy Week in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, June 25, 2003.

– Senate Resolution 61 – Designating the week of May 4 through 10, 2003, as Cancer Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, April 23, 2003.

– Senate Resolution 253 – Designating the month of September 2002 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, June 19, 2002.

– Senate Resolution 171 – Urging the Department of health to develop a task force to investigate the health effects of toxic mold. ** Adopted, June 18, 2002.

– Senate Resolution 93 – Designating the month of September 2001 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, June 20, 2001.

– Senate Resolution 209 – Designating the month of September 2000 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, September 26, 2000.

– Senate Resolution 72 – Designating May 12, 1999, as Fibromyalgia Awareness Day in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, April 4, 1999.

– Senate Resolution 70 – Recognizing the week of May 2 through 8, 1999, as Chastity Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, April 19, 1999.

– Senate Resolution 223 – Designating the month of October 1998 as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, September 29, 1998.

– Senate Resolution 158 – Recognizing the week of May 3 through 9, 1998, as Chastity Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, April 28, 1998.

– Senate Resolution 157 – Designating the week of May 3 through 9, 1998, as Stroke Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, April 22, 1998.

– Senate Resolution 33 – Recognizing the week of April 20 through April 26, 1997, as Chastity Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, April 1, 1997.

– Senate Resolution 63 – Designating Sunday, June 6, 1993, as Cancer Survivors Day in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, May 26, 1993.

– Senate Resolution 127 – Designating the week of January 21through 27, 1990, as Anabolic Steroids Abuse Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, January 1990.

– Senate Resolution 111 – Supporting October 22 through 29, 1989, as Red Ribbon Week; and    encouraging citizens of this Commonwealth to participate in drug-prevention education activities. ** Adopted, October 17, 1989.

– Senate Resolution 60 – Designating the week beginning May 1 as Hard of Hearing Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, May 1, 1989.

– Senate Resolution 95 – Designating the week of February 9 through 15, 1986, as Compassionate Friends Awareness Week. ** Adopted, November 20, 1985.

Honors and Awards

– Recipient of the “Hero of Hope” Award from the ALS Association for the Senator’s efforts to increase funding for ALS patient services. (April, 2015)

– Recipient of the 2002 Vince Fitzpatrick Humanitarian Award from the ARC of Montgomery County for his leadership in directing state government attention and funding toward increasing residential placement opportunities for mentally retarded citizens whose parents are no longer able to care for them at home.

– Cited by the University of California’s School of Medicine as one of the most effective legislators in the field of tobacco control. (1998)

STATE GOVERNMENT

Greenleaf Bills Enacted

– Act 29 of 2007 – Reducing continuing medical education for volunteers – Lowers the mandatory continuing medical education credit hours for volunteer licensees from 100 hours to 20 hours. (Senate Bill 72)

– Act 102 of 2001 – Bill of Rights Day – Designates December 15 of each year as Bill of Rights Day in the Commonwealth. (Senate Bill 230)

– Act 51 of 1998 – Pennsylvania Securities Commission – Increases the salaries of Securities Commission members up to $28,500 for chairman and $26,000 for other commission members. (Senate Bill 429)

– Act 89 of 1994 – DES Public Information & Education – Requires the Health Department to establish a public and professional education and information program to identify and diagnose individuals who were exposed to a drug, Diethylstilbestrol, commonly known as DES, while pregnant or prenatal. (Senate Bill 1396)

– Act 153 of 1992 – Sale of land – Authorizes the state to sell, at a reduced price, two tracts of land contiguous to the Wissahickon Valley Association Inc., of Montgomery County. (Senate Bill 1405)

– Act 81 of 1987 – Deferred Compensation Programs – Authorizes deferred compensation programs for state and local government employees. Allowing them to save for retirement while deferring a portion of their federal income tax payment until they retire. (Senate Bill 209)

– Act 51 of 1985 – Conveyance of land – Permits the conveyance of land from the Commonwealth to the East Norriton Fire Company for volunteer fire company purposes. (Senate Bill 766)

– Act 114 of 1981 – Quotas on tickets – Prohibits quotas on citations and tickets issued by officers of local police, State Police, Game Commission and Fish Commission. (Senate Bill 276)

Other Greenleaf Initiatives Accomplished

– Charitable Organizations: Revises monetary threshold requiring an audit, review or compilation – Amends the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Proposes Act to raise from $125,000 to over $300,000 the amount all charitable organizations may raise before an audit must be performed.  It also provides for other financial reviews for organizations that receive less money, with an audit, review or compilation optional for groups raising less than $50,000. ** (HB 632, a measure similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 210, was signed into law as Act 121 of 2006.)

– Absentee Ballots – Extends the deadline for county receipt of absentee ballots cast by military electors and their families, and overseas civilian employees of the US received within seven days following an election, regardless of whether in wartime or not. ** (SB 999, a measure similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 203, was signed into law as Act 45 of 2006.)

– Upper Dublin Township: Project 70 Land Swap – Authorizes the release of Project 70 restrictions on two parcels of land owned by Upper Dublin and convey that land in exchange for other land with Project 70 restrictions (land for parks and recreational use). ** (HB 486, a measure similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 222, was signed into law as Act 2 of 2005.)

– Appointment of Election Watchers – Permits candidates to appoint poll watchers who live in the county instead of the municipality where the polling place is located. ** (SB 1240, a measure similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 1113, which was signed into law as Act 44 of 2002.)

– Access to Public Records Act – Enables the public to have access to government information and records. ** (HB 2100, a less comprehensive open records law to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 701, was signed into law as Act 100 of 2002.)

– Sunset Certificate of Need – Allows the certificate of need law to sunset. (The Health Department’s CON Program sunset on December 18, 1996 as a result of the legislature’s failure to pass legislation extending the program.) *Sen. Greenleaf had introduced similar legislation, SB 1195, to sunset the certificate of need program.

– Source Tax on Pensions – Prohibits Pennsylvania courts from recognizing another state’s claim on the pension payments made to a Commonwealth resident. (President Clinton on January 10, 1996 signed into law a bill, HR 394, which would prohibit states from going after a retirees’ pension when they move to other states.) *Sen. Greenleaf had introduced similar legislation, SB 1152, to accomplish this.

– Securities Commission-Salary Increase – Increases the chairman’s salary from $13,000 to $23,000 and the salary of the two other members from $12,000 to $21,000. ** (Senate Bill 1074, a measure similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 1232, was signed into law as Act 51 of 1995.)

– Tax Amnesty Program – Enables delinquent taxpayers for a period of 3 months to pay back taxes without interest and penalties. Taxpayers would be excused 100% of interest if overdue taxes are paid within the first month. Taxpayers during the second and third month would only pay interest on 25% and 50% respectfully. ** (An identical tax amnesty bill, House Bill 39, to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 1151, was signed into law as Act 21 of 1995.)

– Absentee Ballots-absent from municipality – Constitutional amendment which will permit voters who are going to be absent from their home municipality on election day to vote by absentee ballot. ** (House Bill 1865, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 1523, was approved by the General Assembly as Pamphlet Law Resolution #2.  An identical resolution must be approved next session.) (1995-96)

– Legal Services – Provides a supplemental appropriation of $2.5 million to Public Welfare Department for legal services to the poor. ** (Funding for legal services was included in the 1995-96 state budget as a result of Sen. Greenleaf’s efforts.)

– Public Information Kiosks (Senate Bill 1296) – Requires the Department of Labor and Industry to establish a pilot program of kiosks or touch screen computer stations to give Pennsylvanians easier access to information on governmental services. ** (In October of 1994, Governor Casey began implementing a similar pilot project with a $125,000 federal grant and $249,890 in state matching funds.)

– PENNSPAN: Pennsylvania Public Affairs Network – Develops a public network in cooperation with Pennsylvania’s cable television industry, to provide live and taped coverage of Commonwealth government activities and issues related to state government. ** (Sen. Greenleaf’s concept of PENNSPAN, as contained in SB 1742, was developed by the cable industry through the creation of the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN). (1994))

Resolutions Adopted

– Senate Resolution 287 – Commemorating the birth of George Washington and honoring the contributions he made to our country. **Adopted, February 10, 2016.

– Senate Resolution 136 – Condemning economic, social, cultural and other boycotts of Israel and growing incidents of anti-Semitism. **Adopted, September 18, 2015.

– Senate Resolution 430 – Urges the President and the Congress of the United States to publicly denounce the crimes against humanity occurring in Iraq and to take prudent action to protect Iraqi Christians and other religious minorities from persecution from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).Extending sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the families of the three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped and murdered. **Adopted October 14, 2014.

– Senate Resolution 429 – Extending sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the families of the three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped and murdered. **Adopted July 8, 2014.

– Senate Resolution 284 – Expressing support for the democratic and European aspirations of the people of Ukraine and their right to choose their own future free of intimidation and fear. **Adopted June 17, 2014.

– Senate Resolution 342 – Expresses support for the Nation of Israel and for its right to live in peace and to defend itself; and commending Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. **Adopted October 4, 2012.

– Senate Resolution 329 – Designating September 29, 2012, as “William Penn Day” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, June 13, 2012.

– Senate Resolution 130 – Honoring William Penn and Hannah Callowhill Penn and endorsing the construction of a Penn Memorial at the Independence Mall National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. **Adopted, June 29, 2011.

– Senate Resolution 141 – Recognizing June 28, 2009 as “German-American Day” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, June 24, 2009.

– Senate Resolution 189 – Designating the month of October 2005 as William Penn’s Charter of Privileges Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, Oct. 18, 2005.

– Senate Resolution 142 – Urging the Governor and the Department of Community and Economic Development to establish relations with the nation of Ukraine in the areas of arts and culture, economic development and travel and tourism. **Adopted, June 29, 2005.

– Senate Resolution 130 – Urging the President and Congress of the United States and all members of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission to remove the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove from the list of military base closures recommended by the Department of Defense. **Adopted, June 15, 2005.

– Senate Resolution 139 – Recognizing December 4, 2001, as National Day of Reconciliation in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, December 3, 2001.

– Senate Resolution 92 – Condemning the vicious terrorist attack that occurred in the City of Tel Aviv, Israel, on Friday, June 1, 2001, costing 20 innocent young people their lives. **Adopted, June 20, 2001.

– Senate Resolution 47 – Urging Congress to prepare and submit to the states an amendment to the U.S. Constitution providing that no court shall have the power to order a state to levy or increase taxes. ** Adopted, November 20, 2000.

– Senate Resolution 202 – Designating October 2000 as Italian American Heritage Month in Pennsylvania. ** Adopted, September 27, 2000.

– Senate Resolution 134 – Calling on Governor and state agencies to determine the causes of rising heating and fuel oil prices. ** Adopted, February 8, 2000.

– Senate Resolution 25 – Memorializing Congress and the President to take whatever action is necessary to obtain the release of Americans being held against their will in North Korea. ** Adopted, June 14, 1999.

– Senate Resolution 152 – Honoring Captain Snyder for his recent appointment to the U.S.S. Cowpens. ** Adopted, October 2, 1996.

– Senate Resolution 44 – Designating May 4, 1995, as Prayer Day in Pennsylvania in recognition of the National Day of Prayer celebration. ** Adopted, May 1, 1995.

– Senate Resolution 37 – Expressing sympathy to the families of the people who were killed in the bombing of the federal building and urged all Pennsylvanians to turn on their headlights on Wednesday, April 26, 1996 to show support for the people of Oklahoma City. ** Adopted, April 24, 1995.

– Senate Resolution 36 – Supporting the nomination of the Capitol Preservation Committee for the National Preservation Honor Award. ** Adopted, April 25, 1995.

TRANSPORTATION

Greenleaf Bills Enacted

– Act 44 of 2016 – Recognition of Bike Medics – Amends Title 75 (Vehicle Code) by recognizing Bike Medics and permitting them to operate their bicycles in the same manner as a police officer on a bicycle. (Senate Bill 61)

– Act 177 of 2014 – Neighborhood Electric Vehicles authorized – Provides for the operation of Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs) on certain roadways in the Commonwealth (posted speed limit of 25 mph or less). Provides discretion to Transportation Secretary and Local Governments to approve travel on roadways under their jurisdiction with a posted speed limit between 25 and 35 mph. ** HB 573, which became Act 154, contained miscellaneous provisions (definition, insurance requirements and operation of vehicle without safety inspection) related to NEV’s. (Senate Bill 83)

– Act 140 of 2012 – Route 202 Parkway Scenic Byway Designation – Provides for the designation of the new 8.6-mile Route 202 Parkway between Route 63 (Welsh Road) and Route 611 in Montgomery and Bucks Counties as a “scenic byway”. Also designates a bridge on US Route 202 over PA Route 309 (Montgomery Township, Montgomery County), as the Chief Richard J. Brady Bridge. (Senate Bill 1551)

– Act 63 of 2000 – Theft of Identity & Ignition Interlock System – Makes it a crime to assume    someone else’s identity and provides for restitution. Also, a provision was added to implement a federal requirement for an ignition interlock system for drunk drivers. ** (Senate Bill 849; a companion bill, HB945, which spells out the crime and penalties for identity theft, was also signed into law as Act 21 of 2000.)

– Act 108 of 1992 – Designates the Central Avenue bridge over the Tookany Creek in Cheltenham Townships, as the Edward F. Drach Bridge. (Senate Bill 1173)

– Act 133 of 1981 – Upgrading ambulance service on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and permitting unimpeded turnpike access for emergency vehicles on call. (Senate Bill 114)

Other Greenleaf Initiatives Accomplished

– SPC Tristan C. Smith Memorial Highway – Designates the section of S.R. 232 in Bryn Athyn, Montgomery County as the SPC Tristan C. Smith Memorial Highway. ** (HB 1646, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 1160, was signed into law as Act 72 of 2014.)

– SP4 Robert Preston Ruttle, Jr. Memorial Highway – Designates Byberry Avenue from Warminster Road to York Road, Borough of Hatboro, Montgomery County as the SP4 Robert Preston Ruttle, Jr., Memorial Highway. ** (HB 1341, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 1161, was signed into law as Act 13 of 2014.)

– Emergency Vehicles – SB 1067 was amended by Sen. Greenleaf to expand the definition of “Emergency vehicle” to include an emergency canteen support service organization vehicle to preserve the emergency vehicle status of North Penn Goodwill Service. ** SB 1067 was signed into law as Act 67 of 2012.

– Stable Funding Source for Public Transportation – HB 1590 provides, in part, funding for mass transit via the Pa Turnpike Commission and a dedicated portion of the sales and use tax. ** (Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 631, also attempted to provide a stable funding source for mass transit, which included dedicating additional sales tax revenue to transit. HB 1590 was signed into law as Act 44 of 2007.)

– Elizabeth’s Amendment – Prohibits a person to stand or park a motor vehicle within 30 feet in front of a “blind or deaf child” sign if local government adopts an ordinance. ** (HB 550, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 767, was signed into law as Act 58 of 2004.)

– Credit on Driver’s License Suspension – Permits a driver to receive credit against the revocation, suspension or disqualification of the driver’s operating privileges if the driver shows proof that he did not operate a vehicle during the entire period of disqualification and provides collaborating evidence. ** (SB 8, similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 518, addressed this concern.) (Act 24 of 2003)

– Mass Transit Funding – Earmarks $16.1 million of federal funding to restore mass transit funding to its FY 2002-03 level. ** (Funding was restored via the 2003-04 Supplemental Appropriations bill, HB 1589.) (Act 9A of 2003)

– Automated Red Light Enforcement System – Permits local governments to install and use automated red light enforcement systems. ** (SB 238, similar to Senator Greenleaf’s measure, SB 704, limited the automated red light enforcement system to Philadelphia.) (Act 123 of 2002)

– Cross-County Metro – Included in 1999-2000 Capital Budget Project Itemization Act, Senate Bill 572. Pushed for separate legislation (Senate Bill 649) for many years prior to the passage of this bill which will help to create an intra-suburban rail transit line between Downingtown and Morrisville. (Act 35 of 1999)

– Annual Permit for Nondivisible Mobile Cranes – Provides for an annual permit for an overweight truck-mounted crane. ** (The annual permit provision was contained in HB 10, which was similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s legislation, SB 644.  HB 10 was signed into law as Act 23 of 1999.)

– Uninsured Vehicles: Impoundment – Permits local police to  immediately impound a vehicle for various offenses like no insurance. ** (The vehicle impoundment provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s bill (SB645) were contained in HB 2360, which was signed into law as Act 93 of 1996.)

– Served as a SEPTA BOARD MEMBER since August 1996.

– License Restoration – Establishes a program for individuals whose operating privileges have been suspended or revocated for 18 months. ** (The provisions of Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, Senate Bill 587, were included in House Bill 1950, which authorizes limited driving privileges to individuals who have been habitual offenders and lost their operating privileges for 5+ years. HB 1950 was signed into law as Act 143 of 1994.)

– Vehicle Piracy or carjacking – Makes carjacking a felony of the first degree. ** (Language contained in Sen. Greenleaf’s bill, SB 463, was part of House Bill 3, which was signed into law as Act 28 of 1993.)

Honors and Awards

– Recipient of the 2005 “Philadelphia Award” from the Philadelphia Chapter of Women in Transportation for his support of efforts to find a long-term solution to funding needs of SEPTA and mass transit throughout the Commonwealth.

URBAN AFFAIRS AND HOUSING

Greenleaf Bills Enacted

– Act 51 of 2016 – Hotel Law Consolidation – Consolidates various laws relating to hotels and innkeepers under Title 48 (Lodging and Housing) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes. (Senate Bill 179)

– Act 93 of 2006 – Display of American, Commonwealth and Military Flag – Permits an individual to fly an American flag, Commonwealth flag or military flag if they are residents in a unit owners’ association, homeowners association or master association. (Senate Bill 82)

– Act 114 of 2000 – Residential Real Estate Transfers Law – Provides for an integrated set of statutory provisions dealing with residential real estate transactions, including the certification and regulation of home inspectors. (Senate Bill 1032)

– Act 203 of 1984 – Termination of lease – Amends the Landlord and Tenant Act to prohibit nonrenewable or termination of a lease based on a tenant’s participation in a tenant’s association. Allows tenant to place money in escrow account if dwelling is uninhabitable. (Senate Bill 165)

Other Greenleaf Initiatives Accomplished

– Uniform Condominium Act amendment (Senate Bill 963) Amends the Act to reduce the number of unit owners who must approve the application of the law to properties originally organized under the Unit Property Act. It requires that only 67% of all unit owners approve an amendment to permit the application of the Uniform Condo Act to condominiums organized prior to the effective date of that act. ** (Sen. Greenleaf’s language from SB 963 was amended into HB 2295, which was signed into law as Act 49 of 2008.)

– Manufactured\Mobile Home: Taxation (Senate Bill 332) – Eliminates the 6% sales tax that is being charged every time a manufactured home is sold. The measure would only make the 2% reality transfer tax applicable when a manufactured home is sold. ** (This issue was resolved by way of a Department of Revenue rule in 1995 which eliminated the 6% sales tax if the manufactured home remains on the property.)

VETERANS

Greenleaf Bills Enacted

– Act 93 of 2006 – Display of American, Commonwealth and Military Flag – Permits an individual to fly an American flag, Commonwealth flag or military flag if they are residents in a unit owners’ association, homeowners association or master association. (Senate Bill 82)

Other Greenleaf Initiatives Accomplished

– Mental Health Services for Military Personnel & their Families – Allows licensed mental health professionals to obtain volunteer licenses and provide free mental health services to military personnel and their families inside approved clinics as well as outside of approved clinic settings. ** (House Bill 43, a bill similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 81, was signed into law as Act 86 of 2014.)

– Persian Gulf Conflict Bonus – Provides for a referendum for voter approval for indebtedness up to $20 million for compensation to veterans of the Persian Gulf Conflict. ** (House Bill 1820, a bill similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 487, was signed into law as Act 29 of 2006.)

– Veterans Bonus (Merchant Marines) – Creates a WW II Merchant Marine bonus program which provides a $500 bonus to Pennsylvania residents who served in the Merchant Marines during WW II. ** (House Bill 58, a bill similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 488, was signed into law as Act 22 of 2006.)

– Paralyzed Veteran’s Pension – Removed the residency requirement as a condition for eligibility for the Paralyzed Veteran’s Pension. ** (House Bill 453, a bill similar to Sen. Greenleaf’s measure, SB 282, was signed into law as Act 109 of 2001.)

– Veterans Transportation – Helped to support inclusion of $250,000 within the Military and Veterans Affairs Budget for fiscal year 2001-02 to assist veterans with transportation need for medical visits.

Resolutions Adopted

– Senate Resolution 339 – Designating May 1, 2016, as “The Battle of the Crooked Billet Day” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 12, 2016.

– Senate Resolution 84 – Designating May 1, 2015, as “The Battle of the Crooked Billet Day” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 20, 2015.

– Senate Resolution 361 – Designating May 1, 2014, as “The Battle of the Crooked Billet Day” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 28, 2014.

– Senate Resolution 102 – Designating May 1, 2013, as “The Battle of the Crooked Billet Day” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 17, 2013.

– Senate Resolution 295 – Designating May 1, 2012, as “The Battle of the Crooked Billet Day” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 30, 2012.

– Senate Resolution 92 – Designating May 1, 2011, as “The Battle of the Crooked Billet Day” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 26, 2011.

– Senate Resolution 312 – Designating the month of May 2010 as “Military Service-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 20, 2010.

– Senate Resolution 313 – Designating May 1, 2010, as “The Battle of the Crooked Billet Day” in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 20, 2010.

– Senate Resolution 21 – Designating the month of March 1999 as Seabee Month in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, February 9, 1999.

– Senate Resolution 198 – Recognizing May 30 as Merchant Marine Veterans Day in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, May 4, 1998.

– Senate Resolution 236 – Designating July 18, 1980, as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. **Adopted, July 3, 1980.

– Senate Resolution 98 – Urging Governor to dedicate a day honoring eight Americans who gave their lives in mission to rescue hostages in Iran. **Adopted, June 30, 1980.

– Senate Resolution 79 – Urging Governor to proclaim a day as Vietnam Veterans Day. **Adopted, March 17, 1980.

HONORS AND AWARDS

– National Federation of Independent Business’ Guardian of Small Business Award for having worked effectively to protect and preserve the future of free enterprise and small business (October 2008).

– Received a Proclamation from the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine acknowledging his role in the advancement of veterinary medicine, public health, and animal welfare in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. (October 2008)

– Recipient of Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s William E. Zeiter Award for his ongoing efforts to complete the consolidation of Pennsylvania’s statutory laws. (September 2008)

– 2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award, The University of Toledo Law School Alumni Association.

– Recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee  Special Recognition Award for his leadership in the effort to bring mediation and alternative dispute resolution to the citizens of Pennsylvania. (June 8, 2006)

– Recipient of Mid-Eastern Region PSEA “Friend of Education Award” (April 2006)

– Recipient of the 2005 “Philadelphia Award” from the Philadelphia Chapter of Women in Transportation for his support of efforts to find a long-term solution to funding needs of SEPTA and mass transit throughout the Commonwealth.

– Received “Anti-Bullying” Award from the students of William Tennent High School (2005).

– Recipient of Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape’s “Leadership Award” (2005).

– Recipient of 2004 Lois Williamson Memorial Award from PA CURE, a criminal justice advocacy organization focused on inmate issues, for his work on inmate issues and for his willingness to listen to the concerns of inmate families.

– Recipient of 2004 Keystone State Railroad Association Award for his contribution in the passage of House Bill 1117 – Railroad Trespass Bill.

– The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws recognized Sen. Greenleaf for his work in achieving passage of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act in Pennsylvania (Act 14 of 2004).

– Recipient of Pennsylvania Citizens Against Greyhound Racing Award for passage of his legislation protecting greyhounds in Pennsylvania (2004).

– National Federation of Independent Business’ Guardian of Small Business Award (2003).

– Recipient of the 2003 Pennsylvania Credit Union Association Keystone Award for his work as prime sponsor of legislation that places state charter credit unions on equal footing with federally chartered credit unions.

– Recipient of the 2003 Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA of Bucks County) Award for child advocacy for his work for child witness electronic testimony.

– Recipient of the 2002 Milton O. Moss Award from the Montgomery Bar Foundation for his efforts to provide funding for legal aid services to the indigent and sponsor of Access to Justice Act.

– Recipient of Pennsylvania Legal Services Award for his work on the Access to Justice Act (2002).

– Recipient of the 1999 and 2002 Mattie Muir Award (from Victim Services Center of Montgomery County) for his strong and successful advocacy of victims’ rights and victims’ services.

– Recipient of the 2002 Clean Water Fund’s Florence Neilson Award for Environmental Leadership for his sponsorship of the Pesticide Notification Act, legislation regulating the use of pesticides in school buildings and on school grounds.

– Recipient of the “Legislator of the Year” award from the Pennsylvania State Tax Collectors’    Association for his sponsorship of legislation in support of tax collectors (2002).

– Recipient of the 2002 Vince Fitzpatrick Humanitarian Award from the ARC of Montgomery County for his leadership directing state government attention and funding toward increasing residential placement opportunities for mentally retarded citizens whose parents are no longer able to care for them at home.

– Cited by the University of California’s School of Medicine as one of the most effective legislators in the field of tobacco control (1998).

– Recipient of the 1993 and 1997 Pennsylvania Legislative Animal Network (PLAN) Award “for legislative record on humane issues.”

– Pennsylvania Legal Services Outstanding Leadership Award (1996).

– Chosen for Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association 1992 Annual Award to recognize “efforts and resolve in protecting the rights of Pennsylvania under civil law.”

– Conservation Legislator of the Year Award by The Pennsylvania Wildlife Federation (1991).

– Man of The Year by The Willow Grove Chamber of Commerce.

– Humane Society of The United States Mid-Atlantic Region Humanitarian Award.

– B’nai B’rith Humanitarian Award.

– North Penn Korean Association Community Award.

– Boy Scouts of America Community Service Award.

– Caroline Earle White Award of The Women’s SPCA.

– Man of The Year by The Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center.

– Deputy Sheriffs Association Distinguished Public Service Award.

– Korean Senior Citizens Service Award.

– Montgomery County Bar Association Outstanding Service Award.

– Fraternal Order of Police Award.

– Montgomery County Association for Retarded Citizens President’s Award.

– Selected by Sierra Club as Legislator most interested in environmental issues.

– Inducted into the Upper Moreland High School Alumni Hall of Fame.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL HONORS AND AWARDS

– Senate Resolution 105 – Urging Soviet Union to permit free and unrestricted immigration of Russian Jews from Russia to Israel. **Adopted February 13, 1984.

– Senate Resolution 162 – Designating May 14, 1986, as Israeli Independence Day in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, April 28, 1986.

– Senate Resolution -202 – Urging more interest in and study of the U.S. Constitution. **Adopted, November 19, 1986.

– Senate Resolution 49 – Declaring May 8, 1987, as Pennsylvania Prison Society Day in Pennsylvania. **Adopted, May 6, 1987.

– Senate Resolution 180 – Commemorating the 300th anniversary of the first public protest against slavery in North America. **Adopted, April 19, 1988.

– Senate Resolution 7 – Supporting “Glasnost” and the emigration of Soviet Jews and Christians. **Adopted, June 14, 1989.